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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  29/NOV/2005 12:00 PM
Assunto:  Charge

To charge = to formally accuse


In the USA there are two basic types of crimes.  A felony is a crime punishable by a fine of $10,000 or more and/or a term of confinement of more than one year.  A misdemeanor is a crime punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and/or a term of confinement of one year or less. 


Prisons are where felony terms are served.  Jails are where misdemeanor terms are served.  Jails are also where defendants are kept during trials, regardless of the level of the charges, and where felons (someone who commits a felony) often serve terms as a condition of probation.  These terms (jail and prison) are often used interchangeably on TV, in movies, etc.  They are, however, quite different facilities serving very different purposes. 


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Charge  –  Uriel RS  29/NOV/2005, 11:40 AM
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