Facing felony charges can leave a person very worried about his or her future. A conviction on such charges can lead to many stiff penalties. Also, having a felony conviction on one's record can have many lasting impacts, including an impact on a person's career.
The ability to vote is an important part of the civil rights of citizens in the United States, unless you are a felon living in Florida or one of the other states that bars ex-convicts from voting.
If you've been charged with a felony, you may have an opportunity to receive a community control sentence in lieu of incarceration as part of a plea deal.
Social media has become deeply integrated into American culture -- especially among young people. While the law is generally a few steps behind real-world changes, the national focus on terrorism and violence in the schools and other public places has forced legislation into being rather rapidly, particularly concerning anything that might be considered a "terroristic threat" or online bullying.