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felony

[fel′ənē]
(in criminal law) a crime declared by statute to be more serious than a misdemeanor and deserving of a more severe penalty. Conviction usually requires imprisonment in a penitentiary for longer than 1 year. Crimes of murder, rape, burglary, and arson are tried as felonies in most cases. In many states there is current, pending, or new legislation that essentially bars applicants from taking the nursing licensure exam NCLEX-RN or PN if certain felonies exist in their history. Criminal background checks, state and federal, are required of all graduate nurses and, in some states, of nursing students before clinical rotations.

felony

A more serious crime than a misdemeanor with punishment greater than that for misdemeanors; can be grounds for license denial, revocation, suspension, or probation of a health care provider. It is punishable by imprisonment or death, depending on state law and the type of crime.

felony,

n a crime declared by statute to be more serious than a misdemeanor and deserving of a more severe penalty. Conviction usually requires imprisonment in a penitentiary for longer than 1 year.
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62) Yet, an examination of the process by which a convicted felon can enter the legal profession, even in those jurisdictions that ban felonious jurors for life, reveals the flaws in the presumptions on which felon jury exclusion statutes rest.
The present report is based on Bureau of Justice Statistics data about nationwide use of sentencing by state courts for convicted felons, and is based on state court convictions of adults in 1986.
He analyzes the scaffold crowd, the evidence of plebeian sentiments found in ballads and broadsides, the complex variety of views held by the polite classes as well as the words and deeds of the judges and government officials who determined who among the convicted felons should live and who should die.
The Florida Board of Bar Examiners rejected a recommendation from its Character and Fitness Commission that convicted felons need not apply to be a Florida lawyer.
Convicted felons were able to purchase ammunition at 10 gun shops in Los Angeles, including seven in the San Fernando Valley, a study released Thursday found.
Reyes was arrested on suspicion of possessing an illegal assault weapon, Flores on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sales and possessing a loaded firearm while possessing illegal narcotics, Izar on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sales and for being a convicted felon possessing a loaded firearm, and Wagar of possessing methamphetamine.
Perhaps the most important and purposely neglected "coincidence" concerning Moussaoui is his connection to convicted felon Melvin Lattimore, a convert to Islam who now goes by the name Majahid Abdulquaadir Menepta.
The brief adds that "if she were a convicted felon, her death by starvation and dehydration would not be tolerated.
As a convicted felon, he is also barred from possessing firearms.
We may see this person as a convicted felon, but to a child, it's still Mom or Dad.
We've heard of unfortunate instances involving incomplete background checks through third-party vendors who clear a prospective employee for a client when the person was actually a convicted felon.