Felony Process Essay

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Criminal Justice Process for Felony CRJ306 March 26, 2013 Felony In common law, a felony criminal charge was considered any crime for which an offender would have property such as land confiscated. Most common law felonies were punishable by the death penalty. A felony is a crime such as murder, rape, battery arson, burglary, aggravated assault, illegal drugs, and vandalism of property. A felon is a person that is convicted of a felony in court. A felony conviction has been used to deny a person the right to enter the armed forces or obtain employment, the right to vote as well as the right to bear arms. Investigation Before arresting someone for a felony there must be an investigation which can begin many different ways some include. An officer may observe a speeder on the highway or an erratic driver who may be intoxicated and pull them over. A person may have been defrauded by a con artist may call law enforcement officers to report the crime in which the investigation would be launched. Another way is someone may have called 911 because shots were fired in a neighborhood (Law Criminal Lawyer,2008)(The Criminal Justice Process). Search Warrant An investigating police officer will need to obtain a search warrant if the police officer does not see a crime being committed or evidence of a crime in plain view. They also do not need a search warrant if they get consent to search the area. If a search warrant is needed they must provide proof of probable cause showing that it is necessary to proceed with a thorough investigation of a person’s property to gather more evidence (The Criminal Justice Process). Arrest of a Felon After necessary investigations have been carried out and law enforcement officers are able to link a person to a crime. An arrest is made under the following conditions: if an

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