Examples of felony in a Sentence
The crime is considered a felony under state law.
He was convicted of felony murder.
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Dickson's charges are class D felonies, which combined could carry anywhere from a 4- to 20-year prison sentence.
This felony charge, which could result in a life sentence, has been dropped and revived several times since 2013.
The involuntary manslaughter charge is a Level 5 felony, which is punishable by a sentence of one to six years.
In a small number of cases, traffickers can be charged with conspiracy, which is a felony.
Emily Michelle Rogers, a 22-year-old social studies teacher at Smithson Valley High School, was arrested Thursday and charged with improper relationship between an educator and student, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Manufacturing hash oil is a felony, punishable by up to seven years in prison.
The man who was brutally beaten during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in August is now facing a felony charge related to the fight.
Arenz faces trial on felony charges of filing a false report and making a false alarm/complaint to 911, according to court records.
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In US law, a felony is typically defined as a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment of not less than one year or by the death penalty. Misdemeanors, in contrast, are often defined as offenses punishable only by fines or by short terms of imprisonment in local jails. Originally, in English law, a felony was a crime for which the perpetrator would suffer forfeiture of all real and personal property as well as whatever sentence was imposed. Under US law, there is no forfeiture of all of the felon’s property, and it is not part of the definition. For certain crimes, however, such as some kinds of racketeering, specific property is subject to forfeiture.
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