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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.
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Although the line formally dividing felonies and misdemeanors is a prison-centric one, a substantial part of what previously distinguished felonies from misdemeanors was the number and severity of collateral consequences that flowed from a conviction.
Shock and held that assaultive felonies merged into a homicide and could not underlie a felony murder charge.
Plea bargaining remains a controversial subject in Alaska and its role in sentencing for the most serious felonies remains in flux.
Changing Requirements for the Restoration of the Right to Vote for People Convicted of Felonies, WASH.
Ireland involved the second degree felony murder rule because the underlying felony (assault with a deadly weapon) is not among the felonies enumerated in Section 189 of the California Penal Code.
Lopez acknowledged that certain state possession crimes corresponding to felony violations of the CSA--including recidivist possession--constitute aggravated felonies. Lopez v.
Two approaches exist among the states for determining which felonies are dangerous to human life.
[section] 802(13), Petitioner's possession convictions, which are felonies under Rhode Island law, are also considered felonies under the Controlled Substances Act.
PENAL CODE [section] 189 (2006) (listing certain inherently dangerous felonies, but not including DWI among them); D.C.
Schimminger said that workers' compensation law should be similar to current disability benefits law, which excludes individuals who are injured while attempting misdemeanors or felonies from benefit collection.
The court noted that the search was apparently conducted in an appropriate room and in an appropriate manner, and that the facility had a legitimate interest in preventing detainees charged with violent felonies from bringing weapons or contraband into the facility.