Felony vs Misdemeanor


Types of Criminal Cases

What Kind of Crime I’ve Been Charged With?

Look at the formal charging document, called the “Complaint,” which will list out all of the crimes you are charged with. Each crime charged is a “Count” that is numbered starting with “1” and continuing on. The category of crime (felony/misdemeanor/infraction), and the level and type of crime, should be stated within each count.

You may not have a “Complaint” if you only have a traffic ticket. In this case, you likely have been charged with either an infraction or a misdemeanor.

Kansas has 4 types of criminal cases :
  • Traffic infractions
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Off-Grids
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