Crime… and its Aftermath

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FELONY & MISDEMEANOR CRIMES: Lesson 2

Felony Crime

  • A felony is the most serious type of crime. There are six types in Tennessee.
  • Punishment depends on the type of felony. Punishment for a person convicted of a felony can include fines, time in prison, life in prison without parole, or the death penalty.
  • In Tennessee, a felon may lose the right to:
    • Vote
    • Hold public office
    • Serve on a jury
    • Be a guardian of another person
    • Have guns or ammunition
    • Get licensed to do certain jobs (like real estate, law, teaching, nursing, accounting)
  • Felony conviction in federal court may mean the person cannot get student financial aid, other financial benefits, or low-income housing.

 

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