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    Felony covictions & upstanding citizen

    Can you help me with teh meaning of highlighted parts?

    "You got felony convictions?", investigator asked.
    He srugged and spoke for the first time.
    "Upstanding citizen?"
    "I guess", he said.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Felony covictions & upstanding citizen

    A felony is a major crime.
    If you have a felony conviction, you have been found guilty of committing a major crime.

    "Do you have a criminal past of at least one major crime?" is about the same question.

    An upstanding citizen is someone who never gets into trouble with the law and live a life that forwards the peace and prosperity of where they live. They don't have to be mayor or a community leader, but they can't detract from the town either.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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