If you’ve been charged with a state crime, the result can vary depending on a number of factors. Misdemeanors are considered less serious crimes while felonies are considered more serious. This means that, in general, the punishments for misdemeanors are less severe than those for felonies. Many more variables come into play, from the type of charge to your level of cooperation with the court. One of the most important factors in securing the most favorable possible outcome for yourself is how quickly you can acquire skilled and experienced legal representation.