What is a Civil Case?
What is a Criminal Case
Difference between misdemeanor and felony criminal charges
A misdemeanor conviction, while serious, does not generally carry as harsh of a penalty as a felony conviction. Driving under the influence of alcohol / DUI, reckless driving, possession of less than 1 oz. of marijuana, a minor in possession of alcohol, and simple battery are all example of misdemeanors. Penalties for a misdemeanor can include probation, payment of fines and fees, and the loss of your driver’s license.
Crimes like aggravated assault, aggravated battery, habitual violator, violations of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, murder, rape, and child molestation are examples of felony offenses. Penalties for felony convictions can range from probation and a fine all the way up to the death penalty in the most serious of cases.