What’s the difference between felonies and misdemeanors?

In Minnesota, a felony is a serious offense such as assault or battery, domestic violence, murder, rape, kidnapping, some sexual offenses, and other violent crimes. A felony is punishable by over 1 year in jail.

A misdemeanor is a less serious crime in Minnesota with jail time of up to 90 days and fines of up to $1,000.