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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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Unlike felonies, misdemeanor sentencing is not controlled by any statewide requirements, so it will be entirely up to each judge to decide what sentence he or she may think appropriate to impose, anywhere up to the statutory maximum.
Most states, almost since the emergence of the felony murder rule, have limited by statute what felonies may serve as predicate--or underlying--felonies.
Additionally, Cervone said, "We think it's important that the Legislature, through this council, look at reversing the trend of reclassifying offenses of misdemeanors to felonies.
Ford, (58) the California Supreme Court restricted the felonies that could support a conviction of second degree murder to those that are "inherently dangerous to human life.
163, 188 (2008) (noting immigration consequences for drug offenses); Natalie Liem, Note, Mean What You Say, Say What You Mean: Defining the Aggravated Felony Deportation Grounds to Target More Than Aggravated Felonies, 59 Fla.
41) Many states limit the felonies which trigger felony murder to those offenses which are dangerous to human life.
Although there are many types of aggravated felonies, one of the most common types arising in immigration cases during the past two decades has been a drug trafficking crime.
The first type concerns enabling statutes, where the state felony murder statute named specific inherently dangerous felonies that could form the basis for felony murder.
Defendants convicted of murder, rape, robbery, assault, or other violent felonies are described in terms of demographic characteristics (gender, race, and age), prior arrests and convictions, criminal justice status at the time of arrest, type of pretrial release or detention, form of adjudication, and sentence received.
Arrested at a California Youth Authority group home where he was staying as a condition of his release from CYA detention, Devine Holmes has been charged with eight felonies that carry a potential life term in prison if he is convicted.
There is a considerable historical literature that explores changes in the process of prosecuting both felonies and misdemeanors in England.