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- a lesser crime punishable by a fine and/or county jail time for up to one year.
In contrast to felonies, which can be punished by a state prison term for more than 1 year. Misdemeanors are tried in municipal court, police or justice courts.
Typical misdemeanors include: petty theft, disturbing the peace, simple assault and battery, drunk driving … Full Definition »
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