Felonies are the most serious of all crimes in Maryland. If you're charged with a felony, it's likely that you will need to defend yourself and your actions in court. Felonies are split into different classes, making it possible for you to face a different number of penalties and punishments based on the class your crime falls in. If this is not your first offense, you may be punished more severely than if it was your first offense.
Felonies are addressed in one of three ways. You could face fines that you'll have to pay back, you could have to go to prison or jail, or your could have to pay fines and go to prison. The circumstances of your crime will determine which of these outcomes is most likely.