What is Considered a Low-Level Crime?

Posted by Danny Katz on September 10, 2015


Many people do not know what is considered a low-level crime. It is critical to educate yourself in the eyes of the law so you know the classification of the crime in which you committed, and its severity. These classifications can vary state by state.

Low-level crimes can also be considered misdemeanors, infractions, or petty offenses. There is sometimes a very thin line between a low-level crime and a capital crime, also known as a felony, due to aggravating factors.

Low-level crimes can be considered a misdemeanor depending on the severity of the crime. For instance, if it is a drug related crime, the amount of drugs will be the determining factor as to whether or not it is classified as a misdemeanor or felony based upon the state in which the crime was committed.

Here are examples of low-level crimes and felonies.

Low Level Crimes Felony
Public Intoxication Murder
Trespassing Rape
Speeding Burglary
Prostitution Kidnapping
Vandalism Arson
Use of false ID Robbery

There is a great article by Free Advice that goes more in depth about the differences between petty offenses, misdemeanors, infractions, and felonies.

If you find yourself not knowing where you stand with the law, contact me. I am more than willing to help you with your case or advise you on the next steps you should take. Remember, this Katz got your back!