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When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games

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Re: Rename the terms?

In general, a Felony in US legal terms is an offense sufficiently dire so as to warrant at least a year in prison. A Misdemeanor is an offense less dire, so as to warrant no more than a year in jail. (And yes the terms "prison" and "jail" were deliberately chosen, they are different in US legal circles.)

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