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Whereas a misdemeanor is a less serious offense, a felony is a term used for very serious crimes. A criminal felony is punishable by a sentence over one year, either by youth authority facilities, treatment programs, detention, home arrest, probation, community service, graffiti cleanup or adult prison. Felonies generally include violent crimes such as murder, robbery, sex offenses, gun charges, drug charges, property destruction, smuggling or money laundering.
In case of serious felonies, the court might decide to try the juvenile as an adult. This decision is ultimately up to the judge and the prosecutor. The severity of the crime, the degree of criminal violence, the history of prior attempts and criminal history of a juvenile are all considered when making this decision. A child charged of a criminal felony offense, especially if tried as an adult, can face serious life changing penalties if convicted. If tried as an adult the felony will be not be sealed with your juvenile record and will be on your record past age 18. Some felony convictions can end up taking away your driver's license, your right to vote, access to student loan, access to many state / federal aid programs and your ability to lose professional licenses.
A criminal defense lawyer can help your future opportunities open. Upon the felony charge, the earlier you act, the better chances your lawyer may have of getting your case dismissed or minimized.
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