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If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony crime, you are probably confused about what comes next. A criminal charge is likely to lead to incarceration, fines, probation and a list of other legal consequences that can plague a person for years and years.
Kentucky State Police data shows that a crime occurs in the state every two minutes and 34 seconds. The most common crimes in Kentucky include:
Crimes in Kentucky are either felonies or misdemeanors depending on the seriousness of the offense and the circumstances surrounding an individual’s arrest. Misdemeanors are minor compared to felonies which carry a minimum of one year in jail. Both misdemeanors and felonies are divided into classes.
Misdemeanors are broken down into two categories:
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