Donald Trump is guilty of a heinous crime like murder, know what is a felony?

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New York. A Manhattan jury in the US found in its verdict that former President Donald Trump had falsified his business records to hide a sex scandal. If this sex scandal had come to light, the presidential election in 2016 could have been difficult for Donald Trump. This was not a very common case. It tested the flexibility of the American judicial system and declared former President Trump a criminal. Trump was found guilty of all 34 felony charges leveled against him. This verdict will reverberate throughout the country and the world. This is the beginning of a new era of presidential politics.

Trump will now carry the stain of this decision with him during his third campaign for the White House. Voters will now have to choose between a sitting president and a man convicted of a heinous crime. Trump refused to accept his defeat in the 2020 election. When the verdict came against Trump on Thursday, he showed very little emotion, closed his eyes and slowly shook his head. While there was silence in the courtroom. But when he came out, he spoke to television cameras. Referring to the day of the election, he said that ‘the real decision will be pronounced by the people on November 5.’

What is Felony?
In US law, a felony is generally defined as a crime punishable by at least one year in prison or death. In contrast, misdemeanors are often defined as crimes punishable by only fines or short periods of imprisonment in local jails. Originally, in English law, a felony was a crime punishable by forfeiture of all the offender’s real and personal property, along with the punishment that was imposed. Under US law, not all of a criminal’s property is forfeited. However, for some crimes, such as certain types of racketeering, property forfeiture does occur.

FIRST PUBLISHED : May 31, 2024, 17:45 IST

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