When comparing serious crime and less serious crime, serious crimes are called felonies, and a less serious crimes are misdemeanors. Felonies can include burglary, murder, rape, arson, kidnapping, domestic violence, DUIs, drug matters, fraud, extortion, etc. Felonies are punishable by imprisonment for minimum one year, extending up to life, severe fines, or by death. However capital punishment (the death penalty) is illegal in the state of Washington, it is legal in Oregon but no one has been executed for decades. Hoover Law Group has worked with many felonies over the years and will diligently represent you in court.