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
Kobe Keene, 19 of Groveland, faces five felony counts and one misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief.
Weinstein pleaded not guilty to three felony counts in New York Supreme Court.
Ryan Fish, the substitute teacher, was charged in April with two felony counts of risk of injury to a minor, four counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and a single count of breach of peace, police said.
Smith was charged with two felony counts and one misdemeanor.
Bibbs was arrested and faces two felony counts of child abuse, according to Douglas County Jail records.
Priestas also was charged in late March in Lake Superior Court with felony counts of burglary, residential entry and theft for allegedly breaking into the Winfield home to steal the dogs, according to court records there.
Lance Findley and Jessica Stultz each face a felony count of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, Marion Superior Court records show.
Benfield, who is charged with three felony counts of embezzlement, implicated Dixon as an accomplice under questioning, reported WHKY.
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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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