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
The credit card scheme, however, led to felony charges and raised serious questions about Scarlett’s character.
McGregor faces two felony charges of criminal mischief for the incursion.
Pate was convicted in federal court in Texas in 2016 on felony charges of wire fraud and mail fraud.
Another indictment, on a felony murder charge, carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison, the prosecutor said.
An Amtrak passenger accused of bringing 52 pounds of marijuana from California to Naperville faces felony charges, Naperville police said Thursday.
Henry faces second-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated child endangerment, all felony charges included in an indictment that was unsealed last week.
Prompted in part by Colvin's death, Alabama lawmakers passed a bill this year that allows felony charges against owners of dogs that seriously injure or kill someone, AL.com reported.
Police are investigating her for a felony charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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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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