I committed a felony offense, for which I was never arraigned or convicted.
I committed a felony offense, knowingly, on multiple occasions.
I could say "unconvicted criminal", but I honestly thought "felons are people who commit felonies" was an obvious definition. I will admit to never imagining someone splitting this hair.
If "convicted felon" is a common usage, how hard is it to grok "unconvicted felon"?
Sorry, I think some of that came off as dismissive. I apologise for that.
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