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Aggravated vs. Non-Aggravated: What’s the Difference Between These Charges?

Many people mistakenly believe that a charge and an aggravated charge are the same thing with different names. They are mistaken, and the differences between the two are important. In most cases placing the word aggravated in front of the charge changes it from a misdemeanor to a felony.

Typically rules and guidelines are in place that mandate when a misdemeanor charge will be bumped to a felony, and… Read more