A felony is a serious crime in the common law countries. The term originates from English common law where felonies were originally crimes which involved the confiscation of a convicted person’s land and goods; other crimes were called misdemeanors. A felony is generally considered to be a crime of “high seriousness”, while a misdemeanor is not.
Nevada employs the distinction between felonies and misdemeanors. Generally a Felony can result in a prison sentence of at least a year or if the sentence is suspended by a formal probationary term of at least 3 years. Although you may be able to seal your records after many years a felony conviction can prevent you from getting many kinds of employment. Also, convicted felons lose many of their civil liberties.
A felony crimianl prosecution differs greatly from a misdemeanor prosecution. The procedure for the prosectution is different and you are entitled to a jury trial.
If you have been accused of a felony you need an attorney with the knowledge and experience to do everything possible to prevent your conviction. The attorneys and staff at Robert L. Langford & Associates can help.
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