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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.
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77) In the following years, felony murder in the first degree and its enumerated predicate felonies were repealed.
90) Nonetheless, the Court could have affirmed the felony murder conviction on the ground advanced in Hansen: most deaths simply do not occur as a result of violating such felonies as Sections 246 and 246.
In Colorado, Class I felonies include first-degree murder, first-degree murder of a peace officer or fireman, first-degree kidnapping, assault during escape, and treason.
121) That sentence, the Court explained, simply covers state offenses that otherwise would qualify under the definition of aggravated felonies listed in the first part of the statute; it does not, however, broaden the specific definitions to include state offenses (such as simple possession) that do not otherwise qualify under section 1101(a)(43).
Both owners of the firearms testified that the guns disappeared near the time the defendants were present, and both defendants, who collectively committed at least five homicides and numerous other felonies, were convicted and sentenced to over 20 years each.
The 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act passed by Congress, which mandates life imprisonment without parole for Federal offenders with three or more convictions for serious violent felonies or drug offenses, exemplifies this trend.
A defendant in Michigan violates the body armor statute while committing violent acts or threatening to commit violent acts, even if the offenses are not felonies.