How are crimes classified?
Crimes are classified into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Felonies are more serious offenses and include crimes such as murder, aggravated assault, robbery, sexual assault, burglary, and others. Felonies may be punishable by a sentence to the Department of Corrections (i.e. prison). Misdemeanors may be punishable by a citation up to and including a sentence to the county jail.

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1. I need information about an ongoing investigation. Who do I call?
2. Who starts the investigation?
3. How are crimes classified?
4. Who continues the investigation?
5. Are all cases actively investigated?
6. I reported a felony crime. Will a detective call me tomorrow?
7. What happens when an investigation is complete?
8. Will I have to go to court?
9. How do I file a restraining order?