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FELONIES

The general definition of what constitutes a felony can be found in California Penal Code § 17(a).

A felony is a crime that is punishable with death, by imprisonment in the state prison, or notwithstanding any other provision of law, by imprisonment in a county jail for more than one year.

Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by any law of this state, every offense declared to be a felony is punishable by imprisonment for 16 months, or two or three years as provided in subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
 

 
 
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