Serious Offenses and Felonies

Serious Offenses

If the maximum confinement under state or local law exceeds 6-months or is equal to or less than 1-year, recruiters will treat offense as a serious offense.

  • Adultery.
  • Assault consummated by battery.
  • Carrying concealed weapon; possession of brass knuckles.
  • Check, worthless, making or uttering, ($500 or less).
  • Child pornography offenses.
  • Conspiring to commit misdemeanor.
  • Contempt of court (includes non-payment of child support or alimony required by court order).
  • Contributing to delinquency of minor (includes purchase of alcoholic
    beverages).
  • Criminal trespass.
  • Desecration of grave.
  • Discharging firearm through carelessness or within municipal limits.
  • Driving while drunk, impaired, intoxicated, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Drunk and disorderly and related offenses.
  • Failure to stop and render aid after accident.
  • Fornication.
  • Indecent exposure.
  • Indecent, insulting, or obscene language communicated directly or by
    telephone.
  • Killing domestic animal.
  • Leaving scene of accident (multiple vehicle) involving no personal injury and property damage is under $1000.
  • Liquor or alcoholic: unlawful manufacture or sale.
  • Looting.
  • Malicious/criminal mischief: throwing rocks on highway, throwing missiles at athletic contests, or throwing objects at vehicle.
  • Negligent homicide.
  • Petty larceny; embezzlement (value $500 or less).
  • Possession of marijuana under 30 grams or steroids (requires District waiver)
  • Prostitution/Solicitation.
  • Reckless driving (when fine assessed is $201 or more).
  • Removing property under lien.
  • Removing property from public grounds.
  • Resisting arrest, fleeing, and eluding.
  • Selling, leasing, or transferring weapons to minor or unauthorized
    individual.
  • Slander.
  • Shooting from highway or on public road.
  • Stolen property, knowingly receiving (value $500 or less).
  • Theft, shoplifting (value $500 or less). (If under age 16 and value is $100 or less, treat as class 2 minor non-traffic offense).
  • Unlawful carrying of firearms; carrying concealed firearm.
  • Unlawful entry.
  • Use of telephone to abuse, annoy, harass, threaten, or torment another.
  • Vandalism: injuring or defacing public property or property of another; shooting out street lights; or similar offenses where damage is assessed at over $200.
  • Willfully discharging firearm so as to endanger life; shooting in a public place.
  • Wrongful appropriation of motor vehicle; joyriding; driving motor vehicle without owner's consent (if intent is to permanently deprive owner of vehicle, consider as grand larceny under felony offenses below).


Felony Offenses


If maximum confinement under state or local law exceeds 1-year, recruiters will treat the offense as a felony.

  • Aggravated assault; with dangerous weapon; assault intentionally inflicting great bodily harm; assault with intent to commit felony.
  • Assault and battery on law enforcement officer or child under 16 years of age.
  • Arson.
  • Attempt to commit felony.
  • Breaking and entering (all types).
  • Bribery.
  • Bigamy.
  • Burglary.
  • Carnal knowledge of child under 16.
  • Check, worthless, making or uttering ($501 or more)
  • Conspiring to commit felony.
  • Criminal libel.
  • Draft evasion.
  • Extortion.
  • Forgery; knowingly uttering or passing forged instrument (except for altered identification for purchase of alcoholic beverages).
  • Grand larceny; embezzlement (value $501 or more).
  • Housebreaking.
  • Illegal drugs
  • Impersonating a police officer, civil official, military officer.
  • Indecent acts or liberties with child under 16, molestation.
  • Indecent assault.
  • Kidnapping, abduction.
  • Leaving scene of accident (single or multiple vehicle) involving personal injury and/or property damage is over $1000.
  • Mail matter: abstracting, destroying, obstructing, opening, secreting, stealing, or taking.
  • Mail, depositing obscene or indecent matter.
  • Maiming; disfiguring.
  • Manslaughter.
  • Murder.
  • Obstructing justice.
  • Pandering.
  • Perjury.
  • Public record; altering, concealing, destroying, mutilating, obliterating, or removing.
  • Rape.
  • Riot.
  • Robbery.
  • Sedition; soliciting to commit sedition.
  • Sodomy.
  • Stolen property, knowingly receiving (value over $500).
  • Theft, shoplifting (value over $500).