A Felony crime is a serious crime punishable by at least one year in prison or more and even life in prison. Charges for a felony vary and have different penalties according to the crime committed. Examples of a felony crime are: fraud, identity theft, sexual abuse, mayhem, murder/manslaughter and kidnapping. People that have been convicted of felonies lose certain rights; for example, the right to vote. Even after being released from jail, people convicted of crimes may have to register with the police. There are significant long lasting effects in an individual's life when convicted of a felony.