Definition of Crime and its Types

William D. Massey's Criminal Law Legal Blogs

Licensed for 35 years

Attorney in Memphis, TN

A crime is wrongful conduct defined by law as being punishable by imprisonment, a fine, or other penalty. Felonies are the more serious crimes, generally those involving physical force (such as homicide, kidnapping, and robbery), which may be punished by over a year of imprisonment or even death. Misdemeanors are less serious offenses that are punished by a fine, penalty, forfeiture, or imprisonment of a year or less. Depending on a state’s laws, misdemeanors may include trespassing, minor thefts, or first-time drug possession. Memphis white collar criminal lawyers of Massey Mcclusky have provided professional and diligent legal representation to criminal defendants in Tennessee since several years. We have defended the rights and liberty of clients in a variety of felony and misdemeanor cases, ranging from complex white-collar and violent crimes to more simple matters involving drug possession and petty theft.Memphis white collar crime attorney William Massey shares his insights on the meaning of crime and its types…

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