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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 83
02-22-2011, 08:52 PM there are federal felonies, Just because a crime is considered a felony doesn't mean it is federal. Many states have a common law system that incorporates misdemeanors and felonies. Typically a crime falls under federal jurisdiction if it crosses state boarders or has to do with a federal entity. Other than that, states handle their own crimes.

Edit: Just occurred to me that you might not be speaking of US law, which is what I"m referring to.