You are charged with a State criminal charge when a state law has been violated. This type of violation is prosecuted in the state court system. You are charged with a Federal criminal charge when a federal law has been violated. This type of violation is prosecuted by a US attorney in the federal court [...]
A felony is considered a severe crime that can result in a prison sentence of one or more years along with substantial fees. A misdemeanor is a less serious crime that can sometimes result in a prison sentence of less than a year. You are charged with either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on [...]
An arraignment is the process of the court telling you what you are officially charged with. The arraignment happens after the police have arrested you and have filed a criminal complaint against you.