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FELONIES are defined as criminal offenses with maximum penalties greater than one year in prison. Felony charges include murder, malicious wounding, and armed robbery, as well as grand larceny, possession of cocaine or heroin and other serious charges. The classification of crime as a felony is based upon the maximum sentence provided by law -- not by what a court actually imposes. Each state and the federal government have their own criminal codes. The element of a particular crime can vary as can the sentencing classification. MISDEMEANOR: Officenses that have a penalty that can include up to one year in jail. The least serious offenses, such as most traffice offenses, are considered infractions for which the penalty is generally under $100 fines. These offenses are generally quick and simple to define and resolve. Most misdemeanors are handled by the issuing of a citation from an arresting officer or a complaint filed by a prosecutor. The citation or complaint includes a short statement of the offense with which you are charged and states whether the offense is an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony. Misdemeanors are divided into 4 classes (I, II, III and IV), A Class I misdemeanor is the most prevalent and most serious of all. Class 1 misdeamenors include possession of marijuana, petty parceny (shoplifting) assault and battery, and misdemeanor bad check. Also, several serious traffic offences (DUI, driving while suspended, reckless driving, etc.) are listed as Class 1 misdemeanors.
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Each state determines the criminal laws and their penalties. They can designate what crimes are considered felonies. In most cases, a felony is any crime that can result in go…ing to prison for more than a year and misdemeanors are those that can result in going to jail for less than a year.
A felony is any crime that can be punished by more than one year in confinement or by death.
Yes, Mexico doesn't really seem to care who comes into their country. As a matter of fact, at the Mexican border in Tijuana and San Diego, you can just walk to a rotary gate i…nto Mexico as if you were crossing a street. Problem will be on your return to the United States; if you have any active warrants you WILL get arrested on the US side.
It depends on the state you live in and the circumstances of the DUI. Most states have rules in place which turn a DUI from a misdemeanor into a felony upon a certain number o…f repeated offenses. Also, factors such as child endangerment or death can change the offense.
If you have not been convicted, you are NOT a felon.
yes, it is a separate charge
YES, you can depending on how the landlord feels. I personally think its discrimination, but depending on how old your conviction is u may get approved. I've discovered that i…tf you discuss up front with the leasing agent that u have a bad background they will be more leniant to denying you. Also having a few references like your boss, a judge, or a pastor come in person with you or write a letter will help sufficiently in getting approved. Although they may require a co-applicant, a higher deposit, or that you pay higher rent.
Members of the general public will not be able to view it or get information about it. HOWEVER - law enforcement, the courts, government agencies, and certain civilian compani…es authorized to do background searches for security clearances will always have access to it.
Whatever the judge decided as punishment and jail time.
Depends on the states laws of expungement.
no i dont believe you can. Added: It is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY. One of the conditions of being released on bond is that you won't commit any more criminal offenses while r…eleased. You do the math!!
only if they agree to appear on the running man tv show. if you survive you win that right. that is how ben Richards won his freedom too.
Depends on the state, or if it is a federal charge, and depends on what was conspired to possess. In most cases, YES!
This depends on the state where the charge is brought. In some states, persons as young as 14 can be charged with felonies and tried as adults.
Typically, you would find out when you get arrested. After the arrest, you would be booked and appear for your first appearance hearing. At this time, bail may be set, and you… may request representation. At some point in the future, you will have a preliminary hearing, where it can be determined if there is enough evidence to charge you. This may be in addition to or instead of a grand jury indictment. Later, you will have arraignment hearing, where you formally enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. If you enter a plea, your case will be resolved there. If you plead not guilty, your case will be set for a trial at a later date. At trial, the judge or jury will find you guilty or not guilty. If you are found not guilty, you will be released. If you are found guilty, then you are given a sentence (punishment) which may or may not include additional jail time. If you have been charged with a crime, you need competent representation. If you cannot afford to hire a private attorney, apply for the public defender immediately. This is a serious matter, and you should not attempt to handle it without representation.
There is no such thing as getting a felony charge exonerated. You are either guilty or not guilty of the charge. If the charge gets dismissed or more acquitted of the charge, …then you are exonerated of it. That being said, you probably are asking how you can get a felony charge expunged or sealed from your records. This depends on whether or not you were adjudicated guilty. If this happens you can never have your charge expunged or sealed. If, on the other hand, your adjudication was withheld, and this is your only offense ever in your life, then you can have your record sealed. This would result in no one being able to see your record except certain government and law enforcement officials. A withholding of adjudication means that you accept a plea offer for probation (it cannot be accepted for incarceration or anything stronger than standard probation) but were not officially declared guilty of the offense. If the charge was never brought to court for trial (case dismissed or Nolo Prossed (the judge or Prosecutor dropped the charges, respectively) and you did not enter a pretrial intervention program in exchange for this, then your case is eligible for expunction (absolute removal from your records), once again, if you have not been prosecuted for any other offense. Finally, if you have been adjudicated guilty the best course of action for you is to petition for your rights to be restored once you have finished your sanction. In most states this is automatic. But an a handful of states, 14 to be exact, you must apply for your rights to be restored, and must wait for a period of time before being eligible to do this. Most states that do this will restore your civil rights except the right to own or possess a firearm, if you are eligible. For certain violent or drug offenses, you may not be eligible for at least 15 years. You may also apply for a pardon, something very rarely given by the governor of most states. A full pardon gives you the full right of citizenship that would be given if you had not committed the offense in the first place. You will then be considered no longer a convicted felon. However, your felony record will still show. It should be noted that even if your civil rights have been restored, or even if you were granted a full pardon, a potential employer still has the right to make decisions on the basis of your criminal record, although in most cases they will overlook a felon who has been pardoned.
Get a good criminal lawyer who can offer a strong defense, or who can plea bargain down to a misdemeanor.