Tulsa Attorney BlogWhat Is the Difference between Felonies and Misdemeanors in Oklahoma?

These Determine the Severity of Crimes

criminal defense lawyer in Tulsa, OklahomaVideo Transcript: What’s the difference between felonies and misdemeanors? Hi, my name is Jason Sorensen. I’m a Tulsa lawyer here at Wirth Law Office. And today we’re going to be talking about the difference between felonies and misdemeanors.

The simple explanation to that is that felonies tend to be the more serious crimes and misdemeanors are usually the less serious crimes. Misdemeanors are usually punishable by less than a year in prison and felonies are usually punishable by more than a year in prison.

Misdemeanors are also punishable by just probation a lot of times, so just rather than going to jail, you just report to a probation officer and sometimes that also requires you to go to classes for rehabilitation purposes. But yeah, the simple explanation is that misdemeanors are the less serious ones and felonies are the more serious ones. But this is just basic information.

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