Legal Information: Delaware
Updated: September 13, 2023
What is the definition of a felony?
In Delaware, felonies are serious crimes, punishable by incarceration in state prison and by a fine in an amount the judge believes is appropriate.1 You can see the different categories of felony crimes and their possible sentences on our DE Statutes page.
A felony under federal law is a crime that is punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year.2
1 See 11 Del Code § 4205
2 18 USC § 3559
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