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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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It reconciles the rest of the felony murder rule with the merger limitation.
In light of these justifications, (35) various states have addressed the misdemeanor recidivist problem by creating felony offenses to augment (36) or replace (37) the original underlying misdemeanors.
Along with shielding minors in the sex trade from prosecution, the law increased first-time patronizing charges to a felony.
In a region of the country known for its progressive views toward felony voting rights, (8) Washington's felony disenfranchisement rate is remarkably one-and-a-half times the national average and seven times as high as neighboring Oregon.
Binder said there is ongoing debate in the legal community about the inclusion of burglary in felony murder rules because of cases like that.
"Although Movant's convictions were not final until after Bazell, this does not negate the fact that Movant knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily pleaded guilty under a prior interpretation of" the felony stealing statute, Judge Angela T.
Colorado: No one convicted of a felony involving a controlled substance in the previous 10 years can own or work for a marijuana business, unless it was a marijuana use or possession offense that is no longer a felony.
He argued that treating Ellison as a persistent felony offender "was a misuse, or an overuse" of the persistent felony offender statute.
As a result of this shift for drug possession and low-level property crimes, overall felony filings dropped by 24.8 percent in FY 2018, reversing a decade-long trend and reaching their lowest level since 2009.
4, two prior domestic-violence convictions within 10 years of a current charge may be used to enhance the third charge to a felony carrying a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Louisiana would shed its status as one of two states that don't require unanimous juries in felony cases, under a proposal that won Senate support.
9, 2017, and charged with first-degree murder, a class A felony and first-degree arson, a class B felony in connection with the case.