a felony punishable by imprisonment的用法和样例：
- "Felony offense" means any offense (federal, state, or local) punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, whether or not a criminal charge was brought or a conviction was obtained.
- Generally speaking, felonies are the more serious crimes and are usually punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary （pen-uh-'tench-uh-ree）.
- In other jurisdictions, crimes punishable by imprisonment for one year or more are felonies , and those punishable by fine or imprisonment for less than one year are misdemeanors.
- An offence against morality is often punished by imprisonment not exceeding three years.