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Definition of a Felony
In Georgia, a felony is most commonly defined as a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than twelve months. It can also mean a crime punishable by death or by life in prison.

See also the sections on repeat offenders and serious violent felonies.

In addition to prison, probation, fines, and restitution, some common punishment for a felony conviction are as follows:

  • Community Service

  • Banishment From The Appropriate Judicial Circuit

  • Loss of the Right to Vote During the Term of the Sentence

  • Loss of the Right to Own a Firearm for Life

  • Loss of State and Federal Financial Aid for Your Education

  • Denied Admission or expelled from State Colleges and Universities for up to a year

  • Denied Admission to Certain Schools for Life (e.g. Law School)

  • Precluded From Certain Job Opportunities

  • Loss of Driving Privileges

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