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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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1 officer died due to a felonious incident while handling a person with mental illness.
And a state which has not lifted a finger to punish those politicians and bureaucrats who, in the pursuance of their own interests, dealt a crippling financial blow to the country cannot but be a felonious state.
The women were each sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2003 to kidnapping, child endangerment, and felonious assault.
The felonious five pose as a church band and hire out the cellar of a house owned by Mrs Munson (Irma P.
And there sure area lot of mad magicians, crafty crones, felonious fairies, ferocious fakirs, and even a vampire or two.
However central property was to gentrification, the felonious accumulation of it and the consequences for having done so are not remotely Thompson's concern.
The felonious five pose as a church band and hire the cellar in a house owned by Mrs Munson (Hall) as their base of operations, under the auspices of needing somewhere to practice their music.
Main theme, however, is the loopiness of various Texas obscenity bills that have rendered felonious select private, consensual acts--notably anal sex.
It was obvious yesterday as the Vodafone Derby meeting opened that the infamy of the felonious bookmaker will never fade for some who gather at that part of the course.
Users can also find details of many other felonious actions, sodomitical practices, and nefarious deeds perpetrated by Londoners, including such misdemeanors as "speaking several false and seditious words against His Majesty.
25) In the absence of pleading and proof of the defendant's felonious intent, a finding of conversion alone will not in and of itself support a finding of "felonious intent to steal.
Broken glass, jimmied locks and an empty space where the television once sat emit instantaneous felonious vibes.