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felony

A crime that carries the possibility of a sentence in excess of one year.Violation of some real estate laws is classified as a felony.

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Jackson, (56) where the court associated a heightened public danger with felons possessing firearms and applauded N.
3 million Americans could not vote in the 2008 election because of their status as convicted felons, according to The Sentencing Project.
Some Republicans believe that felons are more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans.
Eventually, the undercover store managed to buy 145 guns obtained through Wright and many others--and Wright was one of the many people indicted for being felons in possession of firearms.
Prior to '86, the feds governed the prohibition of felons regaining gun rights under the Gun Control Act of 1968, a knee-jerk legislative reaction to the MLK [Martin Luther King Jr.
If they don't attempt to stop violating the law, that judge still has all the power to revoke their probation," she said, but "it's the stake [in getting released] that makes probation work, the feeling among state jail felons that they have a chance.
A parliamentary committee was created last week to determine the legitimacy of Parvanov and Marin's actions in granting pardons to felons and okaying Bulgarian citizenship requests.
Bell, a former prosecutor, believes felons should complete a detailed application that includes letters of recommendation to regain voting rights.
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Because the suspect began a seven-year sentence in 2001 for breaking and entering, he was not placed in the database until the law was changed to include all felons retroactively.
Most convicted violent felons were also detained for arrest through conviction, sentenced to incarceration upon conviction, or sentenced to a prison term of 10 years or more if convicted of murder or rape.
Currently, felons may legally purchase ammunition in the state of California, but they are prohibited from buying guns.