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  • Misdemeanor and Felonies

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    Individual Project Misdemeanor and Felonies By Christopher Mincey 10/12/2014 Introduction to Criminal Law (CRJS205 -1404B-01) Many people may have a lot of concerns of what may happen when they are charged for a crime and what may happen next if they are convicted. When people get arrested it is scary due to the fact of not knowing what may happen to you or what steps to take if you are convicted. You have charges that fall under two categories which are misdemeanor or felony. With both of these categories

  • Felonies : Crime And Crimes

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    Felonies are considered to be the most serious class of offense in the U.S. They are typically separated into distinct classes to ensure that repeat offenders receive more severe punishments as compared to those who are first-time offenders. Felonies are punishable by a fine, imprisonment of more than one year or both. Approximately 6.1 million Americans cannot vote because of felony disenfranchisement. 2.2 million people are in prison and jail. Nearly 469,545 people were incarcerated in 2015 for

  • Felony Disenfranchisement

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    Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyoming, which make it exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, for some felons to regain their right to vote. Most of these states do not allow criminals who committed serious felonies such as rape, murder, and kidnapping to vote without an action by the Board of Parole or the governor of the

  • Should Not Be Convicted A Crime Or Felony?

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    "Felon" the title that brands a life time. Most shake in their shoes when they hear this word. It describes those who are cruel and wicked that convicted a crime or felony. Here’s a case scenario: At the age of 18 you were persuaded to drive; following a group of friends to a local convenient store. At the time, you had no idea they had intentions on robbing the store at gun point. Clearly, you were at the wrong place wrong time. You 're now being forced to think about claiming in court: guilty by

  • Pros And Cons Of Felony Disenfranchisement

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    eligible for public assistance and it is more likely that a person will return to prison once they have already been. Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia deny prisoners the right to vote. Felony disenfranchisement policies have a disproportionate impact on communities of color. Black Americans of voting age are more than four times more likely to lose their voting rights than the rest of the adult population, with one of every 13 black adults disenfranchised nationally. In total, 2

  • Example Of Felony Disenfranchisement

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    Felony Disenfranchisement Felony disenfranchisement is a concept that has been sweeping the masses as of late parallel to the high rates of imprisonment. Felony disenfranchisement is believed to have started in 1792 with Kentucky as only free men of age 21 and older could vote and since then it has become a phenomenon used by all states except Maine and Vermont. By definition, felony disenfranchisement is when a person goes to prison for an offense and is simultaneously stripped of several civic

  • The Use Of Felon And The Laws Impose On Felony Act

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    One cannot discuss this topic without given the definition of felon and the laws impose on felony act. Who is a felon? A felon is someone who has been convicted of serious or violence crimes, such as murder, rape, robbery, and burglary and as a result is punishable more than one year. The constitution of U.S.A from the voting act prevents someone who has been convicted of felony to participate in an election; however this enactment is as a result of racial politics (Preuhs R.R). According to Robert

  • Felon Disenfranchisement Is The Loss Of The Right Of Vote For People Who Have Committed Felonies Essay

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    Felon disenfranchisement is the loss of the right to vote for people who have committed felonies. When researching deeper into felon disenfranchisement, there is an underlying racial factor that consistently comes up. Some say disenfranchisement of felons is racially oppressive and a threat to democracy, while some argue that it’s functional and that race has no relevance. To start this paper I will give a brief background on felon disenfranchisement in relation to race. I will examine and analyze

  • Analysis of Lopez vs. Gonzales Court Case Essay

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    to cancel the removal of a person otherwise deportable does not reach a convict of an aggravated felony.” (FindLaw) The Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) confirmed and the Eighth Circuit acknowledged the BIA. He was released for good conduct after 15 months’ imprisonment. The United States Supreme Court constituted a “felony punishable under the CSA” only if it proscribed conduct punishable as felony under the CSA, as quote by quote “ordinarily “trafficking meant commercial dealing, reading would

  • The Murder Of William Boyd, Steven Rogers, And Andru Crowley

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    The charges the boys face will be determined by what the prosecution believes they can prove to a jury, and the wording of the statutes. The prosecution will likely bring the charges of stalking, bribery, conspiracy to burglary, burglary, felony murder, and felony kidnapping. For the events leading up to William’s death. The prosecution will have many options of charges to press in the death of William. This will depend on statute wording, and abundance of evidence toward each charge. First, the boys