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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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Florida, the state that turned the 2000 presidential election on less than a thousand votes, disenfranchises felons more than any other state, and by a wide margin.
There are still many states that disenfranchise felons even after incarceration, and in states such as Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, and Nevada, felons may permanently lose their voting rights.
Rivers was referring to McAuliffe's earlier attempt this year to restore the rights of more than 200,000 former felons.
It is written from the perspective of a convicted felon, James Wieland, to offer help for other convicted felons and their friends and family.
Larry Hogan vetoed a law earlier this year that would have allowed felons to vote while on probation or parole.
Others say felons shouldn't be allowed to vote because they committed serious crimes.
Correction: This story originally misstated when felons could begin receiving SNAP benefits.
Common sense, basic fairness and decency dictate that felons, with few exceptions, should have their voting rights restored after they have done their time.
BATFE set up an undercover storefront in the hopes of finding felons in possession of firearms.
African American felon disenfranchisement; case studies in modern racism and political exclusion.
Virginia is one of four states--along with Florida, Iowa, and Kentucky--that strip voting rights from felons for life.