As has been said, the Legislature, over the years, has upgraded many things that used to be misdemeanors to felonies
1996) (indentifying one of the original purposes of the felony-murder rule as deterring the commission of "certain felonies
in a dangerous or violent way").
A more substantial problem arises because some felonies
section] 3559(a), which treats a felony (in different grades) as a federal offense punishable by more than one year in prison, (36) and does not broadly define felony as including crimes classified by a state as felonies
if they are punishable by no more than one year in prison when prosecuted in federal court.
Abraham faces six charges in Macomb County related to his ownership of the Complete Makeover Center, including three counts of Forgery and three counts of Uttering & Publishing, both of which are 14-year felonies
It also creates a separate crime of ``aggravated identity theft'' for anyone who uses another person's identity to commit certain felonies
In 1999, the unit handled 1556 cases--306 felonies
, 188 internal affairs investigations, 232 intelligence cases; 303 agency assists, 27 K-9 actions, and 500 complaint reports.
The bill provides that, subject to appropriations, all persons arrested for any of the following felony offenses will be required to submit a DNA sample at the time they are booked into a jail, correctional facility or juvenile facility: beginning January 1, 2011, all felonies
defined by chapters 782 (murder), 784 (assault and battery), 794 (sexual battery) and 800 (lewd or lascivious offenses); beginning January 1, 2013, all felonies
defined by chapters 810 (burglary and trespass) and 812 (theft and robbery); beginning January 1, 2015, all felonies
defined by chapters 787 (kidnapping) and 790 (firearm offenses); beginning January 1, 2017, all felonies
defined by chapter 893 (controlled substances); and beginning January 1, 2019, all felony offenses.
A lot of the crimes we prosecute as misdemeanors in Los Angeles would in fact be felonies
in other jurisdictions.
Moreover, firearm cases need the same follow-up investigation that other serious felonies
require, including such basic procedures as interviewing all potential witnesses and tracing all firearms.
I was surprised that the charges were filed or any charges were filed as felonies
Prior to the creation of the task force, automobile thieves usually were charged with one of two crimes: Theft of vehicle or burglary of vehicle, both third-degree felonies
From April to June - Lopez's first three months on the job - the prosecutor's office has filed 100 more felonies
than during the same time span of 2002, and averaged well above the monthly norm.
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.
LAPD officials are recommending that the police chase motorists suspected of misdemeanors and felonies
and that they employ mechanical intervention techniques, such as spike strips.