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
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.
actor was engaged in any of several named felonies
. (49) A criminal
[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.