If you are convicted of a felony, you will typically face a potential sentence of over one year in state prison or the Department of Corrections. Some or all of this time may be suspended. You could also face other severe collateral consequences such as losing voting rights, your right to possess or purchase a firearm, being barred from jury duty, losing professional licenses, and having difficulty obtaining jobs and housing.
Additionally, most felonies include supervised release programs for one year or longer after serving the sentence, and probation periods may also be imposed based on the crime’s severity. Fines may be imposed based on the criminal statute while victims may be granted restitution depending on applicable laws.