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March 26, 2024

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