What is a Felony?
A felony is any crime that is punishable by death or imprisonment in state prison (i.e., more than one year behind bars). Cal. Pen. Code s. 17 (a) .
What is the sentence / punishment for a Felony?
Felonies are crimes punishable by confinement in the state prison or by death. If the statute violated says it is a felony or requires state prison time but does not designate the length of prison time, the sentencing options are 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years. PC 18 . If the statute says that the punishment is confinement in state prison or a fine, the statute is a "wobbler" and could be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on how it is charged by the district attorney or sentenced by the judge.