Misdemeanor vs Felony Charge
In contrast to the misdemeanor charge is a felony charge. A felony charge in South Carolina carries anywhere from a potential sentence of up to 5 years all the way up to a life sentence. In rare cases the death penalty is applicable. Any felony conviction will remain on your record the rest of your life unless you are able to secure a pardon which is a difficult thing to achieve.
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In criminal law there are two types of offenses, the less of the two is a misdemeanor charge. A misdemeanor is the criminal law world is considered a minor offense, an example would be an assault and battery 3rd, or petty larceny. And while the misdemeanor charge may be the lessor of the two it still carries lasting consequences if convicted. The charge which typically carries up to 30 days or a fine will remain on your record indefinitely unless you otherwise have a clean record and wait a minimum of three years before applying for a costly expungement of your record. It is a much better to keep your record clean of all charges rather than simply taking the conviction and dealing with the consequences later in life.