Search for felons who have commited felonies and misdemeanors in United States. A Felony is a serious crime. A person convicted in a court of law of a felony crime is known as a felon. Felony is a crime puishabel by death or imprisonment over a year. Punishments less than one year are called misdemeanors. Felonies are crimes such as: aggravated assault, battery, burglary, illegal drug use or drug sales, arson, grand theft, robbery, murder, rape, and vandalism.