Felonies (What Are They?) Defined by a Felony Lawyer – Legal Newsletter

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What is a felony?

A felony is a criminal offense that can lead to more than a year of imprisonment. In contrast to crimes that carry a longer sentence but misdemeanors aren’t an as long time behind bars. For example, murder is a felony since it carries the possibility of a minimum of one year prison.

A variety of felonies

Capital Felony is the most serious criminal offense committed by an individual such as murder or sexual assault. You can also commit an act of capital punishment by murdering the officer in charge, as well as helping to execute the murder-for-hire. In certain states, an accomplice who helped plan an act of murder may be charged as a capital criminal even if he didn’t commit it himself.

First Degree Felony: A first-degree felony is any offence for which the punishment can include life in prison without parole, or even death upon conviction. In some states, prosecutors are able to demand maximum sentences in any crime regardless of classification as a first-degree. Get in touch with a criminal lawyer for further details.