What felonies require state prison? “Felonies that require you to go to state prison would be any type of serious or violent felony. If convicted, you can do state prison time. If you have possession of a gun charge, that can send you to state prison.
Some type of domestic violent charge, depending on the felony domestic violence charge, you could go to state prison. If you get probation on those cases, you could do county jail time. There’s a possibility you wouldn’t get sentenced to state prison.
Or, if you’re convicted of a felony that is a non‑serious, non‑violent felony, like a drug case, or something like that, you could do county jail prison. Those charges don’t send you to state prison anymore, because the legislature changed the law.” – Criminal Defense Attorney Philip Greenberg