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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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The fete held over at Merry Karnowski's spot in LA was well attended by both mavens of taste and a few felonious improvisers.
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But prosecutors insisted that Florida law does not allow for a "prescription defense" to drug charges, a strange claim that, if true, would make every resident of Florida in possession of prescription painkillers a felonious drug dealer.
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And if you are to dig a canal-shaped hole in the ground, then you have to stop people wandering in, be they trespassers with felonious intent or the merely curious.
The online letter shows visitors how to see if their ancestors had a criminal record, while it also points users in the direction of the local media of the day to see press cuttings of their felonious forefathers.
Unfortunately, fate is not kind and, after all these years together, the felonious twosome has finally run out of luck, credit and friends.