Three Categories Of Crimes

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Crimes come in all different types and in all different variations and in different levels of how grotesque they are but all happen to fall under the same three categories. Crimes are classified by three different categories, Infractions, Misdemeanors, and Felonies but then crimes are broken down more within each of these categories and the sentences for these can range from a fine to the death penalty. Each state has its own set of laws for which they follow for all crimes committed and what the sentences or fines should be given for the crimes in question and if they cannot decide how it should be ruled over then they can look to past cases that had set precedent for those crimes and see the old ruling and determine from there. Infractions are the smallest of all three of these because this just includes a fine, no jail time, you have no right to a trial by a jury, or an attorney/public defender. These are normally considered a petty offense is the violation of an administrative regulation, an ordinance, a municipal code, and in some jurisdictions it is a state or local traffic rule. In some states an infraction can cause you to be incarcerated for some time but it will just depend on the offense committed.…show more content…
In some places they separate misdemeanors into three classes: high or gross misdemeanors, ordinary misdemeanors, and petty misdemeanors. Petty misdemeanors normally have a sentence of jail for less than six months and/or a fine of $250 or less. The punishment given for gross misdemeanors is normally greater than what would be given for an ordinary misdemeanor but less of a punishment than for felony. Misdemeanor crimes include public intoxication, trespassing, speeding, prostitution, vandalism, and the use of a false
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