In the state of Nebraska, criminal offenses are broadly divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are less serious offenses that carry a potential punishment of less than a year in jail if convicted. Felonies are more serious offenses that carry a potential term of imprisonment of more than a year.
Although there are some exceptions, probation can be imposed for all misdemeanors and most felonies.
There is a third category of offense call Infractions. Infractions carry only a fine and are often categorized with traffic violations.