Class C Felony and Level Three Felonies
The least serious felonies are classified as Level C or Level Three. They all involve fines and prison time, but sentences may be as short as a year. Probation is sometimes an option.
Class C Misdemeanors and Level 3 Misdemeanors
The least serious misdemeanors are classified as Class C or Level Three. These crimes can result in fines and jail time of up to a year, and may also offer the chance of probation.
The path of a criminal case through the courts is complicated. The way cases are handled varies from state to state and county to county. If you've been charged with a crime, you'll want to talk to a lawyer familiar with your area and courts.