In US law a felony is a crime that is considered more serious than a misdemeanor and has penalties that include jail sentences longer than a year and up to life in prison or the death sentence.

Felonies are divided into classes. The class will indicate the maximum length of a prison sentence. A Class A felony for example can carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment or the death penalty; all the way down to a Class E felony which the sentence can be more than one year but less than five (https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3559).

Unlike misdemeanors, a felony conviction on a person’s record will usually carry with it restrictions such as the convicted felon being unable to own or possess a firearm, the loss of voting rights, disbarment from doing business with the government, employment in certain fields and travel outside the US.

A felony conviction can follow you and punish even after your sentence is over. Competent and experienced legal help is a must if you are charged with a felony. Contact the lawyers at Pappas & Russell for a free consultation today.

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