Tag: Drug Distribution

What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

One of the most commonly asked questions by human resources departments regarding background checks is how to determine which crimes are the most serious. Criminal records found on a background check should be weighed by the particular job position being filled, but the courts do have some general classifications of guidance.  A criminal record may show that someone has either a misdemeanor or a felony and it’s important to know the difference. Generally, those who receive sentences for misdemeanors spend a year or…