What is the Difference between a Felony and a Misdemeanor in Rockland County?

  • The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor is the grade of the offense or the seriousness of the offense.
  • In New York State, if you’re charged with a felony, you face the most serious offense.
  • Most felonies start from an E-grade felony all the way up to an A-1 felony.
  • They comes with mandatory prison sentences and a permanent criminal record.
  • A misdemeanor grade offense is less serious. It’s still a crime. It’s still a reportable event that will impact job applications, state licenses.