A Felony charge is a more criminal violation which is of a more serious nature than that of a misdemeanor or civil infraction, and is punishable by a prison term of more than one year.
The different degree of felony crimes are:
A felony conviction could have a serious impact upon your life. From the loss of your civil rights, which include your right to vote, your ability to sit on a jury, and your right to own, use, or possess a firearm, your right to own a passport, and so on. A felony drug charge that results in conviction may also result in an immediate two-year suspension of your privilege to drive.
Convicted felons are often prohibited from employment in occupations involving the handling of money or valuables.
A felony conviction can also be a significant stumbling block if you later decide to pursue a professional discipline field of employment, such as medicine, nursing, teaching, real estate, financial services, or practicing law.
If you are already licensed in a particular discipline profession, a felony conviction could result in a review of your "character and fitness", jeopardizing your ability to continue to work in that field.
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