Crimes and Misdemeanors is a 1989 American existential comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen, starring himself, Martin Landau, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Orbach, Alan Alda, Sam Waterston and Joanna Gleason.
Crimes and Misdemeanors (en Hispanoamérica, Crímenes y pecados; en España, Delitos y faltas) es una película estadounidense de comedia dramática de 1989 escrita y dirigida por Woody Allen. Es protagonizada por Martin Landau , Woody Allen , Anjelica Huston , Alan Alda y Mia Farrow .
Officials accused of “high crimes and misdemeanors” were accused of offenses as varied as misappropriating government funds, appointing unfit subordinates, not prosecuting cases, promoting themselves ahead of more deserving candidates, threatening a grand jury, disobeying an order from Parliament, arresting a man to keep him from running for Parliament, helping “suppress petitions to the ...
Here, a class C misdemeanor might max out at 90 days' jail time, class B misdemeanors go up to 180 days in jail, and class A misdemeanors carry the potential for a year in jail. Some states do not classify their misdemeanors—they simply assign a punishment right in the statute that describes or defines the crime.
Misdemeanors Compared to Other Legal Matters. Misdemeanors are lesser crimes, compared to felonies, which are more serious crimes that carry stiffer penalties. First, let’s look at what distinguishes a crime, such as a misdemeanor, from other legal cases known as “civil” matters:
Misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors include a wide range of offenses from low-level property crimes to assault, tampering with a witness, and child endangerment. Less serious offenses often fall under the misdemeanor category, while more serious offenses fall to the gross misdemeanor classification.
Misdemeanors are criminal offenses that carry up to a year in jail in most states. (Some states have made the maximum imprisonment for many or all misdemeanors 364 days; that change is designed to avoid deportation consequences that would have been triggered if the misdemeanor in question carried the possibility of, or if the misdemeanor defendant actually received, a full one-year sentence.)