WHAT IS A FELONY?

A felony is any crime which is punishable by one year or more in prison.

 

Felonies are divided into degrees.

 

Felonies also carry a loss of civil rights:

 

-the right to vote

-the right to hold elected office

-the right to own a firearm

-some require you register with the local sheriff

-some professions disqualify felons.