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What Is a Felony?

by: Teo Spengler

Crimes come in two sizes, small and large. The big ones are termed felonies while the lesser crimes are called misdemeanors. Felonies are crimes that carry a potential penalty of at least one year in state or federal prison, while misdemeanors are ...
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What Is Battery Crime?

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Battery encompasses conduct that results in actual offensive or harmful contact between a perpetrator and victim, which may or may not result in a bodily injury or markings. Battery is a misdemeanor or felony offense depending on your state’s law.
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Can You Be a Cop With a Felony?

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