Felony – Law Definition

A serious crime (contrasted with misdemeanors and infractions, less serious crimes), usually punishable by a prison term of more than one year or, in some cases, by death. For example, murder, extortion and kidnapping are felonies; a minor fist fight is usually charged as a misdemeanor, and a speeding ticket is generally an infraction.


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  1. […] Blogroll — Lawyers Attorneys @ 7:30 am The most serious crimes are defined as felonies. A felony is a crime that may be punished by more than a year in prison. A misdemeanor is less of a crime and […]

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