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Synonyms for felony

a serious breaking of the public law

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Fred Thompson, 42, of Carbondale, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class 2 felony.
Dominique Smith, 21, of Carbondale, pleaded guilty to robbery, a Class 2 felony.
For some, the answer will that a felony conviction - with its potential for limiting employment opportunities, etc.
Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, three counts
Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony, one count
19) Now, a killing occurred during the course of a felony other than manslaughter--the underlying felony is the assault, not the killing itself.
Most states, almost since the emergence of the felony murder rule, have limited by statute what felonies may serve as predicate--or underlying--felonies.
The law adds a "knowing" requirement for commission of the felony.
Under the new law, it now is a Class 4 felony to manufacture equipment for dog fighting or to possess or sell dog fighting equipment.
Part C introduces the core doctrine surrounding the felony murder rule in California.
As we shall see, this approach to moral accountability contrasts sharply with the justifications advanced for another form of murder: felony murder.
11) In october 2006, an immigration judge found that Alsol's second possession conviction was not an aggravated felony for immigration purposes.
An alien convicted of an aggravated felony faces adverse immigration consequences.
Even though the common law generally bars the duress defense for murder, the court concluded that where "duress would serve as a defense to the underlying felony, [duress] is also available as a defense to a felony-murder arising from that felony.
In allowing the defense, the court aligned Maryland with six states that deny the duress defense for murder generally but allow it for the special case of felony murder.