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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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125) As the Court put it, "We cannot imagine that Congress took the trouble to incorporate its own statutory scheme of felonies and misdemeanors if it meant courts to ignore whenever a State chose to punish given act more heavily.
The local prosecutors also deal with crimes committed within the Pitchess Detention Center jail complex, where a number of inmates are charged with new felonies every month.
In some jurisdictions, however, officers issue only citations for minor offenses, serious misdemeanors, and even some felonies.
These are not nice people, and they have previously been convicted of some serious felonies,'' said Grover Merritt, who is San Bernardino County's lead deputy district attorney for appellate services and who worked on the Andrade case.
But because they were guilty of ``aggravated felonies,'' as defined in the 1996 legislation, they were subject to deportation, even though their wrongdoing predated the legislation.
Despite prior drunk driving convictions, the latest charges couldn't be filed as felonies.
The state Attorney General's, Los Angeles County District Attorney's and City Attorney's offices reported separately that none of the suspected felonies or misdemeanors can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
It invents a whole new process for first-time juvenile felonies, which is unwieldy and will cost more than $3 million a year for a large county to implement.
30, the 12-member fugitive detail's Valley squad tracked down fugitives and served them with 210 felony warrants for spousal abuse, molestations, attempt murders, robberies and other felonies in the San Fernando Valley alone.
Because of the heavy workload, the detectives focus on felonies.
Cameron Reagan has been charged with two counts of auto burglary, both felonies, as well as one felony count of grand theft and a misdemeanor charge of petty theft, he said.