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
Authorities on Wednesday announced the felony charges against Dewayne Fitzgerald Bias, 23, of Hoover, and Tyrone Dewayne Hendrix Jr., 20, of Pinson.
Police arrested the driver on a felony charge of operating a vehicle while impaired and towed his car.
He was treated for hypothermia and later booked into the Clatsop County Jail on felony charges of burglary and attempting to elude police, as well as several misdemeanors.
Butler faces charges of failure to report a death, felony possession of marijuana and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
Nelly had previously been arrested on several drug charges — including felony possession —while traveling in Tennessee in April 2015.
All three were also charged with felony possession or use of a weapon, defacement of firearm ID markings and unlawful restraint.
Police apprehended the man, charging him with felony evading.
Drug abuse, State Road: During a Dec. 27 traffic stop, police discovered a North Royalton man and woman both were in possession of felony drugs.
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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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