Federal felonies include Classes A, B, C, D and E, with increasing maximum sentences based on the severity of the crimes committed. All felonies carry a maximum fine of $250,000. More »

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Felonies are classified by numerals, such as 1st degree or class 2, or by ascending letter systems, states Avvo. Washington state, for example, has three classes of felonies: Class A, Class B and Class C. Class A felonie... More »

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In Virginia, a class U felony is a felony that is unclassified. This type of felony charge is for offenses that don't fall neatly under the first six official felony classes. A defendant may be charged with an unclassifi... More »

The criminal justice system assigns federal felony offenses classes A through E and increases the recommended sentence with the increasing severity of the crime committed. Judges use the recommended sentences under each ... More »

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The types of crimes considered felonies include rape, arson, assault and murder, Attorneys.com says. Assault includes threatening physical harm or violence with a weapon. Battery occurs when a person inflicts physical ha... More »

According to the law office of Ross G. Thomas, Class D felonies in Indiana cover crimes such as possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana or operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). Theft and criminal confinement... More »

The difference between misdemeanors and felonies are that if the law for a crime has a punishment of incarceration for longer than a year, most states define it as a felony, Nolo says. If the punishment is for one year o... More »