If a person does not appear in court on the day ordered, is s/he a felon?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Ohio
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A person is not considered a felon because he/she does not show up for court. A person becomes a felon when he/she has committed a crime that is classified as a felony by the laws of the particular state. Felonies are serious crimes (as opposed to misdemeanors, which are less serious). Generally, felonies are crimes for which a jail sentence of more than one year can be imposed if the person is convicted of that crime. Examples of felonies would be burglary, murder, robbery, etc.
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