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 » Government & Politics Crime

The dollar amount that constitutes a felony theft varies by state. In Vermont, for instance, theft of property worth $250 is considered a felony as of 2014. In Wisconsin, however, the value of the property stolen must ex... More » Government & Politics Crime

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 » Government & Politics Crime
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At a felony sentencing hearing, the judge takes input from the prosecution, the defense attorney and the defendant, says Nolo. The victim of the crime also can speak or make any views known at the sentencing hearing, and... More » Government & Politics Crime

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