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If Found guilty Of a Misdeameaner and apeal and Lose the apeal,

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If Found guilty Of a Misdeameaner and apeal and Lose the apeal, does my misdemener then become a felony?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Thomas Swartz replied 3 years ago.
Hello PLCUSTOMER,
No. The classification of a crime does not change if you lose an appeal. The appeals court will either affirm you conviction as it stands, or it will reverse your conviction. But the status of the conviction as a misdemeanor will stay the same.
Thomas