A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Federal Law
means any Federal or State offense classified by applicable Federal or State law as a felony
means a crime committed in the United States, punishable by imprisonment for a term of more than one year, regardless of the term such alien actually served, if any, except: When the offense is defined by the State as a misdemeanor and the sentence actually imposed is one year or less regardless of the term such alien actually served 27 CFR 44.197, 33 CFR 167.403, 34 CFR 300.328 means a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year, regardless of the period of imprisonment actually imposed 27 CFR 479.163 means an offense under State or Federal law that is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year 49 CFR 383.5 means an offense which, if committed by a natural person, is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year 48 CFR 3009.171-2
State Law
Alabama
A criminal offense that is defined and punishable under the laws of this state, or an offense committed outside the State of Alabama, which if committed in this state, would constitute a felony under Alabama law; a crime in any other state or a crime against the United States which is designated as a felony; or an offense in any other state, territory, or country punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year Alabama Code 19-3-121 An offense punishable by imprisonment for a term of one year or more, and includes conviction by a court-martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for an offense which would constitute a felony under the laws of the United States Alabama Code 45-44-82
Arizona
means an offense for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in the custody of the state department of corrections is authorized by any law of this state Arizona Laws 3-1703
California
means an offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year California Vehicle Code 15210
Connecticut
means any offense as defined in section 53a-25 and includes any offense designated as a felony under federal law Connecticut General Statutes 14-1
Florida
means any offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or by a term of imprisonment exceeding 1 year Florida Statutes 409.25659
Hawaii
means a crime as defined in section 701-107(2) Hawaii Revised Statutes 612-3
Michigan
means a violation of a penal law of this state for which the offender may be punished by imprisonment for more than 1 year or an offense expressly designated by law to be a felony Michigan Laws 28.172, Michigan Laws 28.241a means a violation of a penal law of this state for which the offender, upon conviction, may be punished by imprisonment for more than 1 year or an offense expressly designated by law to be a felony Michigan Laws 761.1, Michigan Laws 780.901 means a violation of the laws of this state, another state, or the United States that is designated as a felony Michigan Laws 29.362 means that term as defined in section 1 of chapter I of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 174, MCL 761 Michigan Laws 28.722 means , except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, that term as defined in section 1 of chapter I of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL 761 Michigan Laws 28.421 when used in this act, shall be construed to mean an offense for which the offender, on conviction may be punished by death, or by imprisonment in state prison Michigan Laws 750.7
New Hampshire
is a ny crime that may be punished by death or imprisonment in the state prison New Hampshire Revised Statutes 594:1
New Jersey
shall include high misdemeanor New Jersey Statutes 2A:155-2
New York
as used in this article means any felony defined in the laws of this state or any offense defined in the laws of any other jurisdiction for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year is authorized in this state N.Y. Penal Law 156.00 means a conviction of a felony in this state, or of an offense in any other jurisdiction for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year, or a sentence of death, was authorized N.Y. Correction Law 700
North Carolina
means a criminal offense that constitutes a felony under North Carolina law North Carolina General Statutes 42-59
Ohio
means a criminal act classified as a felony by this state, any other state, or federal law Ohio Code 4717.01 means any offense under federal or state law that is punishable by death or specifically classified as a felony under the law of this state, regardless of the penalty that may be imposed Ohio Code 4506.01
Rhode Island
means a conviction of a felony in this state or of an offense, that is not a crime of violence, in any other jurisdiction for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment in excess of one year, was authorized Rhode Island General Laws 13-8.2-2.
South Carolina
means an offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or imprisonment for more than one year South Carolina Code 56-1-2030
South Dakota
any offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year South Dakota Codified Laws 32-12A-1
Tennessee
means any offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year
Texas
means an offense so designated by law or punishable by death or confinement in a penitentiary Texas Estates Code 505.051
Utah
means any offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term of more than one year Utah Code 53-3-402