Criminal Felony Cases

  • A criminal felony is a crime that is punishable by at least one year in jail or prison. Criminal Cases are those brought by the state where there is an allegation that a crime has been committed against the community at large. Only felony cases are filed in District Court.
  • Felonies are serious crimes that endanger that public. The state must punish severely these crimes due to the gravity of the violation. Criminal felony crimes include: arson, murder, homicide, vehicular manslaughter, felony DUIs, fraud, assault/battery, grand theft auto, terrorist threats and sexual assault.
  • In many states, offenders who have two previous felony convictions will face mandatory/extended prison sentencing terms for their third offense. Also, felonies are the only crimes in which the death penalty is permitted as a punishment.