Felonies are the most serious crimes, leading to time in prison along with other harsh penalties. What's interesting about felonies is that they can be very similar to misdemeanors. For example, a state might have a misdemeanor for theft if the amount stolen was under $500, but as soon as someone steals $501 worth of items, they face felony charges. Does it seem fair?
Not always. That's why it's a good idea to get in touch with your attorney if you are accused of a crime. Depending on the facts of the case, it might be possible to have a felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor or for a charge to be eliminated completely.