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A '''felony''' is crime considered serious, generally punishable in the [[United States]] by one year or more in prison or by death.  [[Murder]], for instance, is a felony.
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A '''felony''' is crime considered serious, generally punishable in the [[United States]] by one year or more in prison or (rarely) by death.  [[Murder]], for instance, is a felony.
  
Note, however, that many new crimes are also felonies.  For example, in some cases draining water from your property without a government permit or removing asbestos from your property without government authorization may be a felony. Such "crimes," which affect nobody but the property owner, have only under recent, liberal administrations become the government's business.
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Each year new laws invent many new crimes as felonies, even though for thousands of years they were not even considered to be criminal.  For example, in some cases draining water from your property without a government permit or removing asbestos from your property without government authorization may be a felony. Such "crimes," which affect nobody but the property owner, have only under recent, liberal administrations become the government's business.
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 14:44, 4 May 2013

A felony is crime considered serious, generally punishable in the United States by one year or more in prison or (rarely) by death. Murder, for instance, is a felony.

Each year new laws invent many new crimes as felonies, even though for thousands of years they were not even considered to be criminal. For example, in some cases draining water from your property without a government permit or removing asbestos from your property without government authorization may be a felony. Such "crimes," which affect nobody but the property owner, have only under recent, liberal administrations become the government's business.

See Also

Misdemeanor