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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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Yet, a majority of jurisdictions, while permanently banning convicted felons from jury service, do not per se disqualify all bar applicants with a felonious criminal history.
"The Prosecution expressed that they could not assure the immunity of the convicted felons. If indeed the convicts' judicial admission may be used against them, then the Prosecution shall then be 'forced' to file the necessary cases against these convicted felons in fulfillment of their duty to prosecute," Tacardon said.
A chief suspect in an Asian liquor scam is reportedly getting pulses racing on Chinese social media, with the woman's wanted poster seemingly making her the latest in a line of so called hot felons. Police in the Chinese city of Mianyang are hunting Qingchen Jingjing after she allegedly was part of a group defrauding customers in local bars and teahouses, reported China's DW News.
Floridians also rebuked a law that disenfranchised convicted felons, a law that disproportionately barred African Americans from voting.
Earlier, De Lima accused Guevarra and Aguirre of welcoming convicted felons with crimes 'involving moral turpitude' into the Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Program (WPSBP), which, according to the detained senator, violated Section 10 of Republic Act (R.A.) 6981 or Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Act.
Manza and Uggen found that an estimated 70 percent of disenfranchised felons and ex-felons nationwide would have supported Democratic candidates from 1972 to 2000, so disenfranchisement laws had provided "a small but clear advantage to Republican candidates." Laws blocking people with felony records from voting, their data suggests, may have handed at least six US Senate races to the GOP during that period.
New Louisiana Law Allows Insurance Agencies to Employ Convicted Felons
Reformed felons who seek to restore their gun rights just might be out of luck in Missouri courts.
(4) Presently, civil death persists in the form of "collateral consequences" that deny felons the right to participate in certain civil privileges and processes.
Felons who have served their time and paid their debt to society could petition a judge to restore their civil rights under a bill backed by a bipartisan coalition of Jacksonville area lawmakers.
The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters if they wanted to extend voting rights to the state's felons, who currently face some of the harshest voting right restrictions in the country.
What we learned is that after release from parole, felons are automatically re-enfranchised.