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    What Is a Class D Felony?

    Class D felonies are among the categories of felonies in the United States. Find out here what a class D felony and the other felonies are.

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    Can A Felon Get A Passport? Traveling After Conviction

    Traveling as a Felon If you have a felony on your criminal record, you may be wondering can a felon get a passport? Contrary to popular belief, having a felony will not affect your ability to travel abroad. Keep in mind, there are still other reasons the U.S. State Department could deny you a passport, such as the type of conviction…

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    How Do You Pick a Good Lawyer?

    If you are a convicted felon, a lawyer can help you greatly. It is difficult to argue your case against a team of experienced government prosecutors, in the first place. Because of this, many people will pay the lawyer retainer fee or the average attorney hourly rate to get professional representation. In fact, the rise of no win, no pay…

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    Consequences of a Felony Conviction & Your Rights as a Felon

    A felony charge results in much more severe penalties than those of misdemeanors. Because of this, punishments are going to be longer, fines will be higher, and there are consequences that will follow through the rest of a felon's life - such as loss of rights and stigmas.

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    Serious Felonies and Capital Punishment

    Used only for the worst of the worst felonies, the death penalty has a number of laws governing its implementation, terms to be aware of, and an interesting history through the progression of our judiciary system. It's also important to note the methods used, how much it costs taxpayers, state policies, and discussion about its benefits and disadvantages.

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    When are White Collar Crimes Felonies?

    First referred to as white collar crimes by the sociologist Edwin Sutherland in 1949, these crimes typically involves crimes that financially benefit the offenders without any violence. Sutherland explains it as a "crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of their occupation."

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