What is a felony?
The most serious types of crimes are referred to as felonies. Typically, a felony is any crime that can be punished by more than a year imprisonment or death. A crime that has a maximum sentence of a fine or a year or less of custody in the local jail is not a felony. Felonies include both violent and non-violent crimes, and also crimes against both property and a person. A few examples are murder, rape, grand theft, assault, serious drug crimes, auto theft and embezzlement.
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