DWI Sentencing in North Carolina
- Does NOT fall under traditional Structured Sentencing
- Separate and Distinct sentencing protocols
The etymology of the word “felon” is to some extent uncertain. In Latin, fel is thought be associated with gall or poison. Old French defines felon as an evil-doer, scoundrel, traitor, rebel, oath-breaker, and the Devil.
In early English law, a felony could be a crime punishable by death or mutilation and forfeiture of lands and goods.