Even if you don’t know you did the crime, you might still have to do the time if you do something on this list of the 7 easiest felonies to commit without realizing it.
One of my biggest fears is to commit a crime without knowing I’ve done it and then ending up in jail and having to deal with a sentencing all because I wasn’t aware of the law. That sounds horrifying. I definitely don’t think prison is something that suits me. I can’t handle someone possibly yelling at me, nor could I deal with a thin twin mattress. I have back problems.
It’s kind of a civic duty to know basic facts about laws so you know what not to do. However, there’s book written about this topic called Three Felonies a Day that talks about how the average American unknowingly breaks at least three federal criminal laws each day. Because of that, everyone should probably read it in order to avoid some of those situations. We’re going to give you a list of a few as a preview to encourage you to read the rest of the book.
An average person will try to follow all the rules because most people want to obey the law, but there are thousands when you combine local, state, and federal laws. It’s hard to keep up with all of them and some are so old that they’re almost irrelevant until you get caught breaking it. If you do end up committing a felony and ending up in jail, maybe do so near one of the 10 Easiest Federal Prisons To Do Time.
To make this list, we came up with some ideas and gathered inspiration from Quora and Reddit. There’s no particular order here, but all on the list of the 7 easiest felonies to commit without realizing it are nonideal.