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11/30: Joshua Smith, 38, of Cobden, was found guilty of burglary, a Class 3 felony.
Joshua Smith, 38, of Cobden, pleaded guilty to theft, a Class 3 felony.
Travis County prosecutors were forced to put their felony case on hold last month after claiming another witness in the case had changed his story about the official paperwork that Dukes was accused of having falsified.
At the moment, possession of these drugs, in any quantity, is a felony and the sentence for this crime is controlled by the Oregon Sentencing Guidelines.
The question then becomes: Since the felony conviction exposes the defendant to a tiny fraction of the potential punishment of the misdemeanor conviction, what is the deterrent effect of a felony conviction?
Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony, 15 counts
Historically, the felony murder rule was unnecessary under common law felonies because all felonies were punishable by death.
Highlights reveal that about a fourth of felony defendants were charged with a violent offense in 2006; 43 percent of felony defendants had at least one prior felony conviction; and about a third of released defendants committed some form of pretrial misconduct, including 18 percent who were rearrested for a new offense committed while they awaited disposition of their case.
Also, anyone who knowingly attends an animal fighting event is now also guilty of a Class 4 felony on the first offense, and a subsequent violation is a Class 3 felony.
To appreciate the effects of the felony murder rule, it is necessary to understand how California law defines and punishes various homicides.
1) A state misdemeanor drug offense is an aggravated felony if that offense would constitute a felony had it been charged under the Federal Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
The State charged McMillan with first-degree felony murder.