Misdemeanor vs. Infraction

Misdemeanor vs. Infraction — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Misdemeanor and Infraction

Misdemeanornoun

A crime usually punishable upon conviction by a small fine or by a short term of imprisonment. In the USA, misdemeanants usually are incarcerated in county jail for less than one year, but felons usually are incarcerated in state or federal prison for more than one year. Crimes which are punishable by large fines or by longer imprisonment are sometimes called felonies.

Infractionnoun

(legal) A minor offence, petty crime

Misdemeanornoun

a crime less serious than a felony

Infractionnoun

a violation; breach

Infractionnoun

(ice hockey) A major violation of rules which leads to a penalty, if detected by the referee.

Infractionnoun

a crime less serious than a felony

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