Types of Felonies

There is quite a large number of types of felonies that are committed, ranging from drug and alcohol, property, or violent crimes. We break down what the charges involve, what you could be charged with, and information about past and present cases. This can also help prepare you for what to expect in court if you happen to be charged with one of these felonies. Prepare yourself and learn the law through Felonies.org.

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    Is Public Intoxication a Crime?

    Laws against public drunkenness exist to prevent people under the influence of drugs and alcohol from disturbing others in public, as well as to remove people who can’t control themselves from hurting themselves and others.

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    What Are the Laws Concerning Liquor?

    It is always the combination of federal, state, and local laws that help shape the role that alcohol plays in the U.S.

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    Are Forgery and Counterfeiting a Crime?

    With the prevalence of so many kinds of coin, currency, and documents, there are over a hundred different actions that may fall under a forgery or counterfeiting crime.

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    Is It a Crime to Not Report a Felony?

    "If you see something, say something." Though not exactly like this saying, misprision of felony has everything to do with the knowledge of, concealing, and not reporting a felony.

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    Is Disorderly Conduct a Crime?

    According to federal regulations, "A person commits disorderly conduct when they cause public nuisance, violence, alarm intentionally, or if they cause risk recklessly."

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    State Burglary Laws

    Burglary and robbery are often confused or used interchangeably, but each constitutes a different crime. One of the main differences between the two crimes is that a robbery can take place anywhere, while burglary involves illegally entering a structure. Both crimes are two of the most commonly committed felonies. The third crime in this category is theft. For a robbery…

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    What is the Three Strikes Law?

    A lot of laws have mandatory minimum and maximum penalties for their respective crimes, put into place to ensure that justice is served, but not in a cruel or unconstitutional manner. But aggravating factors - aspects of the crime that make it particularly more offensive - are often factors in increasing that sentence, sometimes all the way to the max.

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    When is Arson a Felony?

    Arson, while a form of property crime, is taken incredibly seriously, as it can be incredibly dangerous. The reasons arson may be committed may differ, but it comes with high risk of public safety, and the law treats it accordingly.

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    When Does Vandalism Become a Felony?

    Is vandalism a felony? While it may seem like a petty crime, the act of vandalism can often be considered a felony. There are many different forms of vandalism, and the range of punishments scales with the amount of damage caused. Vandalism is one of the most common felonies that are committed each year, and it’s important to understand the…

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    Everything You Need to Know About Assault Charges

    An assault can be defined as causing a person physical harm, imposing upon them unwanted physical contact, or threatening or attempting to do so.

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