Crimes are classified in two major categories: misdemeanors and felonies. In many states, these two categories are broken down further into first degree misdemeanor, second degree felony, and so on.
Minnesota classifies charges a little bit differently than many of our neighbors. There are no felony “degrees,” so sentencing will depend upon the specific charge.
Shoplifting may not seem like the most serious crime in the book, but in some situations it can be charged as a felony.