What is a Felony?
A felony generally refers to the most serious crimes punishable under state laws that would be punishable by death or imprisonment in a state penitentiary. State laws may classify felonies for the purpose of sentencing into categories similar to the following:
|Felony of the first degree.|
|Felony of the second degree.|
|Felony of the third degree.|
State laws define what crimes are considered felonies. The penalties usually vary by degree and are differentiated by the maximum prison term and/or type of facility where the sentence will be served.
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