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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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Jason Browder, 40, of Murphysboro, pleaded guilty to violating sex offender registry, a Class 3 felony.
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59) The Supreme Court of Missouri later went on to say that any killing in the course of a felony was murder.
Shock and held that assaultive felonies merged into a homicide and could not underlie a felony murder charge.
67) In examining the meaning of the statute, and the term "other felony," the court recognized the same absurd result the New York courts saw thirty years earlier--allowing any felony to act as the predicate felony for a felony murder conviction would permit charging murder for those killings that constitute manslaughter.
Not surprisingly, some state courts have responded to this dilemma by imposing limitations on the felony murder rule.
This purpose may be well served with respect to felonies such as robbery or burglary, but it has little relevance to a felony which is not inherently dangerous.
Mukasey, the Second Circuit considered whether a second drug possession conviction under state law is a felony under the CSA where the government could have prosecuted the crime as a recidivist offense.
section] 1101(a)(43) (2006) (defining conduct punishable as aggravated felony under immigration law).
Second, the felony-murder rule aims to deter criminals from committing the felony itself, especially when dangerous.
MODERN STATE APPROACHES TO DURESS AND FELONY MURDER