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April 8, 2020

What is the definition of a felony?

A felony under federal law is a crime that is punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year.1 A felony under KS state law is a crime punishable by death or by imprisonment in any state correctional institution or a crime which is defined as a felony by law.2Note: You can’t always tell if a person was convicted of a felony just by looking at the prison sentence that s/he received since prison terms are often plea-bargained down or a person may be released early from prison for various reasons.

1 18 USC § 3559
2 Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-5102(a)