Distinguish among an infraction, a misdemeanor, and a felony.
Distinction should be based on the following assessment:
An infraction is a classification of lesser misdemeanors in some states, usually punishable by a fine only. Examples of infractions include parking violations and littering.
A misdemeanor is a less-serious crime, usually punishable by confinement in a county or city jail for less than one year, by fine, or both. Examples of misdemeanors include disorderly conduct, petty theft, and speeding.
A felony is a crime punishable by confinement for more than a year in a state prison or by a fine of more than $1,000, or both, or the death penalty. Examples of felonies include murder, kidnapping, arson, rape, robbery, burglary, embezzlement, forgery, grand theft, and perjury.
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