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What are the lists of felonies?

What are the lists of felonies?

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What are the lists of felonies?

According to the United States Federal Government, a felony is a serious crime that carries a minimum jail sentence of one year. All felonies committed by an individual are a direct violation of the United States legal code. Punishments attached to felonies are strict. Not only does an individual serve a mandatory prison sentence, but some of their basic rights (right to vote, serve in the military, serve on a jury) are stripped. 
 
 
As a result of the vastness attached to the United States legal system, there are a number of acts that are classified as felonies. Each act carries a different punishment and is categorized based on a specific action. In addition, the classification of felonies and their attached punishments can vary in regards to a State's interpretation.
 
 
In general, however, felonies are divided based on class. Within the classes of felonies exist specific actions. Each action encompasses a broad description of a felony. Within each action are specific actions which describe the individual’s circumstance and intent.
 
 
The specificity associated with the classification of felonies is necessary because each action denotes a varied sense of intent and, in turn, carries a specific punishment. The classes of felonies and the list of felonies that correspond to each class are as follows. 
 
 
Felonies Against a Person
 
 
● Assault
 
● Battery
 
● Kidnapping
 
● Sexual Assault
 
● Murders
 
● Manslaughter
 
● Homicides
 
 
Crimes Against Property
 
 
● Arson
 
● Burglary
 
● Embezzlement
 
● Larceny
 
● Robbery
 
● Theft
 
● Larceny
 
● Extortion
 
 
Crimes Against Justice
 
 
● Compounding
 
● Misprision
 
● Obstruction of Justice
 
● Perjury
 
● Perverting the course of justice.
 
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