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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Varga also noted that under the current Indiana criminal code, Stephens would be facing two misdemeanor charges, not two felonies.
A federal grand jury indicted Roden earlier this month on charges that include using an explosive to damage federal property, using an explosive to commit felonies and possessing unregistered destructive devices.
Jackson County Prosecutors on Saturday charged 23-year-old Derrick D. Marshall Jr. with perjury, a felony.
Strongside linebacker Damien Wilson, who was arrested July 4th on two counts of felony aggravated assault, could face an NFL suspension.
Robinson, 36, is charged with first-degree felony murder, armed robbery, vehicular homicide and reckless driving resulting in serious bodily injury.
Christopher Cantwell, who was featured in a Vice documentary about the white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, turned himself in to police on Wednesday to face three felony charges.
State election law bars Agpawa, who garnered 41 percent of the votes in the April 4 race for mayor, from holding municipal office due to a 1999 felony conviction.
With a prior felony drug conviction, Spivey was barred from having a gun.
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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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