For What Can You Be Arrested?

You can be arrested for the violation of any criminal law, often classified as a felony, a misdemeanor or an infraction. A felony is a serious crime such as murder, burglary or robbery. Felonies may be punishable by fine, imprisonment or, in the case of capital murder, death. A misdemeanor, or any crime not classified as a felony, is punishable by fine or imprisonment. Examples include simple assault, driving under the influence, trespassing or minor drug charges. An infraction is a violation of an ordinance or regulation, such as a traffic rule.