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A misdemeanor is considered to be a less serious form of crime. It is often punishable by less than a year in prison, probation, or only a fine. Public intoxication would be an example of a misdemeanor.

Each year new laws invent many new crimes as misdemeanors, even though for thousands of years they were not even considered to be criminal. For example, in some cases draining water from your property without a government permit or removing asbestos from your property without government authorization may be a misdemeanor. Such “crimes,” which affect nobody but the property owner, have only under recent, liberal administrations become the government's business. See Nanny States.

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