Legal Information: Kansas
Updated: January 17, 2019
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)
© 2008–2019 WomensLaw.org is a project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Inc. All rights reserved. This website is funded in part through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). NNEDV is a 501©(3) non-profit organization; EIN 52-1973408.