Examples of felony in a Sentence
The crime is considered a felony under state law.
He was convicted of felony murder.
Recent Examples of felony from the Web
Hevel was originally charged with manslaughter, felony endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence.
Jean Jimenez-Joseph, 27, was also in immigration removal proceedings following a January conviction for felony larceny of a motor vehicle, ICE said at the time.
Traffic offenses and felonies are not eligible for immediate resolution.
According to the law, distribution of these images without consent is a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and a Class D felony for each following offense.
The same day the incident occurred, Lim was booked on misdemeanor domestic violence and felony child abuse, police said.
He was charged with a felony robbery, but was released after posting $20,000 bail.
A day prior, President Donald Trump had pardoned them, wiping away convictions of felony arson on public land.
He's been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, if Morrison is convicted.
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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.
FELONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of felony for English Language Learners
law : a serious crime (such as murder or rape)
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