Thank you, Quazi!
A felony is simply any crime punishable by more than 1 year in jail. It does not have to include violence of any type or stealing anything more than 500 dollars worth of goods. People think felony and think like you, damn that must have been some bad shyt. Nope, do something like forget to return furniture or something and you are a convicted felon for life.
Yes, you can lose your right to own a gun for life for doing something as non chelant as stealing a laptop computer without violence or a threat of any kind. Simply walking out the door with it and you are a felon for life.
And others, like Maggie, have no idea how the criminal justice system works. Or I should say, what constitutes a civil violation.
If I am cutting down a tree in my yard and it falls on your car, I'm not a criminal. I'm under civil liability laws.
However, if I rent your car and don't return it after many months, I am now a criminal. I have stolen the vehicle. If you rent a car and dont return it for months, you don't think you could be prosecuted for grand theft? Me thinks you can be. Same with 1200 bucks worth of furniture.
And because its greater than 500 dollars, it's grand theft, which is a felony. If you steal 501 dollars worth of chewing gum you are a felon for life. A lot of people have no clue how our criminal justice system works. It would behoove them to learn.
Want to know something interesting? I bought this laptop computer for 429 dollars from Newegg a month and a half ago. 2 days later, on the website it was 529. Steal this laptop on Monday and it is a misdemeanor. Steal it on Wednesday, and it's a felony. Same laptop stolen, 2 days later. Go figure.
Last edited by dontworrybehappy; 04-13-11 at 08:54 AM.
Thank you, Quazi!
In the time of government outlays being strongly higher than its inputs, do we really need to be jailing people for stupid stuff such as this when this could easily be handled privately?
How true that is.
Did you know that writing a bad check for 100 dollars or more is a felony? If that check is more than 500 dollars, then it's a felony and grand theft? I'm not saying I agree with any of this, but it's the truth. It's how the cookie crumbles in our "lock em up" type society. We have more people in prison per capita than any other nation on earth. That says a lot about this country.
Last edited by dontworrybehappy; 04-13-11 at 09:41 AM.
The United States of Faction has now come to debtor prison status. It's not like I didn't expect it.
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