State Laws

Connecticut Felony

     

In the state of Connecticut felonies are classified as: a capital felony or within classes A-D. The following lists the offenses within these classifications with the punishment for each classification.

Capital Felonies: Capital felonies are punishable by execution or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The following are offenses that are classified as capital felonies:

  • Murder of law enforcement officers, law enforcement officials, firefighters, or correctional officers
  • Commiting contract murders or paying another individual to commit the murder
  • Commiting murder with a previous muder conviction
  • Committing murder after receiving life imprisonment
  • Committing murder of an individual who has been kidnapped
  • Committing murder while or after sexually assaulting an individual
  • Committing murder of any one under the age of sixteen

Class A Felonies: Class A felonies are punishable with a prison sentence of a minimum of ten years to a maximum of twenty-five years, unless listed otherwise. These felonies are also subject to a fine of $20,000. The following are offenses that are classified as class A felonies:

  • Murder (non-capital felony) or murder as result of arson
  • Felony Murder (minimum of 25 years imprisonment)
  • Sexual Assault-1st (minimum of 20 years imprisonment if victim is under ten years of age; minimum of 16 years imprisonment if victim is eleven to sixteen years of age).
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault of person(s) under sixteen years of age with deadly weapon (minimum 20 years imprisonment).
  • Kidnapping-1st
  • Arson-1st
  • Employing a minor in obscene/lewd performance (minimum of 20 years imprisonment).
  • Assault of pregnant women resulting in death of unborn child

Class B Felonies: Class B felonies are punisable with a prison sentence of a minimum of one to a maximum of twenty-five years, unless otherwise listed. These felonies are subject to a fine of $15,000. The following are offenses considered as class B felonies:

  • Attempt/conspiracy to commit any class A or B felony
  • Manslaughter-1st degree
  • Manslaughter with firearm-1st (minimum of 5 years imprisonment with maximum of forty years).
  • Assault-1st
  • Assault with deadly weapon (minimum of 5 years imprisonment).
  • Assault of minor under ten years of age (minimum of 10 years imprisonment).
  • Assault of elderly, disabled (mentally and/or physically), or pregnant individual-1st (minimum of 5 years imprisonment).
  • Assault of correctional officier-1st
  • Sexual assault-1st (minimum of 2 years imprisonment).
  • Sexual assault of minor under ten years of age-1st (minimum of 5 years imprisonment).
  • Aggravated assault-1st (minimum of 5 years imprisonment).
  • Sexual assault of minor under sixteen years of age involving deadly weapon-1st (minimum 2 years imprisonment).
  • Sexual assault of spouse or cohabitating partner
  • Promoting prostitution-1st
  • Kidnapping-2nd (minimum of 3 years imprisonment).
  • Kidnapping involving a firearm-2nd (minimum 3 years imprisonment).
  • Burglary-1st
  • Burglary with deadly weapon (minimum of 5 years imprisonment).
  • Arson-2nd
  • Larceny-1st
  • Robbery-1st (if deadly weapon is involved minimum 5 years imprisonment).
  • Possession of weapon in correctional facility
  • Rioting at a correctional facility
  • Promoting an obscene performance involving a minor.
  • Computer crime-1st
  • Money laundery-1st
  • Vendor fraud-1st
  • Computer crimes connected to terrorism (minimum 5 years imprisonment).
  • Deprivation of equal rights resulting in death
  • Bomb manufacturing
  • Manufacturing chemical, radioactive, and/or biological weapons.
  • Extorted extension of credit
  • Advancing money for extorted credit
  • Participating in extortion for mean to collect debt(s).
  • Enticing minor-3rd or more offense
  • Importing child pornography
  • Possessing child pornography-1st
  • Identity theft-1st

Class C Felonies: Class C felonies are punishable with a prison sentence of a minimum of 1 year to maximum of 10 years, unless otherwise listed. These felonies are subject to a fine of $10,000. The following are offenses considered as class C felonies:

  • Attempt or conspiracy to commit any class C felony.Manslaughter-2nd (minimum of 1 year if firearm was involved).
  • Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated-2nd
  • Sexual assault-2nd
  • Sexaul assault of minor under sixteen years of age-3rd.
  • Sexual assault using firearm-3rd (minimum of 2 years imprisonment).
  • Promoting prostitution-2nd
  • Burglary-2nd
  • Burglary with a firearm-2nd (minimum of 1 year imprisonment).
  • Arson-3rd
  • Larceny-2nd (minimum 2 years if offense involves elderly, disabled, or pregnant individual).
  • Robbery-2nd
  • Forgery-1st
  • Intimidating witness of a crime
  • Bribery of a juror
  • Juror receiving a bribe
  • Hindering prosecution-1st
  • Assault of law enforcement officiers or firefighters
  • Assault of prosector
  • Criminal escape-1st
  • Inciting riot at correctional facility
  • Intimidation based on race, creed, sex, religion, or sexual orientation
  • Falsely reporting a crime
  • Destruction of cemetary
  • Computer Crime-2nd
  • Money laundering-2nd
  • Vendor fraud-2nd
  • Criminal misrepresentation
  • Terrorist act: contamination of public water or food
  • Terrorist act: damage to public transportation
  • Risks of injury to child or sell of baby/child
  • Leaving children under the age of twelve unsupervised after dark
  • Deprivation of equal rights by injury
  • Selling/transporting assault weapons (minimum of 2 years imprisonment; minimum of 6 years if sold to minor).
  • Unlawful training: firearms, explosives, or incendiary devices
  • Abuse of elderly, disabled (physically and/or mentally)-1st
  • Enticing a minor-2nd offense
  • Possessing child pornography-2nd
  • Identity theft-2nd
  • Bribery
  • Receiving a bribe
  • Bribery of a witness of a crime
  • Tampering a witness
  • Hindering prosecution-2nd

Class D Felonies:
Class D felonies are punishable with a prison sentence of a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years, unless otherwise listed. These felonies are subject to fines of $5000. The following offenses are classified as class D felonies:

  • Attempting/conspiring to commit a class D felony
  • Assault-2nd
  • Vehicular misconduct
  • Assault with a firearm
  • Assault of elderly, disabled(physically and/or mentally), or pregnant individual (minimum of 3 years imprisonment if firearm was involved).
  • Vehicular assault while intoxicated-2nd
  • Threatening-1st
  • Sexual Assault-2nd
  • Sexual Assault of minor under sixteen years of age-4th
  • Promoting prostitution-3rd
  • Unlawful restraint-1st
  • Custodial interference-1st
  • Substitution of children
  • Burglary with firearm-3rd
  • Reckless burning
  • Criminal mischief-1st
  • Damage to landlord's property-1st
  • Damage to railroad property-1st
  • Unauthorized operation of motror vehicle-2nd offense
  • Larceny-3rd
  • Theft of utility for profit or gain
  • Cheating while gambling
  • Possession of cheating devices
  • Writing bad checks exceeding $1000
  • Identity theft-3rd
  • Credit card crimes
  • Impersonating a police officer
  • Robbery-3rd
  • Forgery-2nd
  • Tampering with a juror
  • Tampering and/or fabricating physical evidence
  • Perjury
  • Providing false statement(s)-1st
  • Bribing a labor official
  • Labor official receiving a bribe
  • Bid rigging
  • Receiving a kickback
  • Paying a kickback
  • Rigging
  • Criminal escape-2nd
  • Failure to appear-1st
  • Conveying unauthorizated items to correctional facilty
  • Criminal advocacy
  • Reporting false incident-1st
  • Disturbing the peace-1st
  • Stalking-1st
  • Intimidation based on race, sex, creed, religion, or sexual preference.
  • Harassment
  • Bigamy
  • Incest
  • Coercision by threat of bodily harm
  • Obscenit as to a minor(s)
  • Possession of child porn-3rd
  • Possession of sawed off shotgun or silencer
  • Stealing firearms
  • Insurance fraud
  • Criminal neglient storage of firearms
  • Criminal use of firearms or tazzers
  • Criminal possession of firearm or tazzer
  • Possession of any weapon on school property
  • Negligent hunting-1st
  • Unlawful possession/sale of gravestones
  • Violation of restraining order
  • Money laundery-3rd
  • Wearing Klu Klux Klan garb in public
  • Possession of unauthorized recording(s)
  • Possession of assault weapon
  • Possession/distributing of armor piercing and/or explosive bullets-2nd
  • Owning/maintaining locked gambling facility
  • Malicious cyber crime (over $2500)
  • Trafficking personal information of others
  • Commercial bribery
  • Accepting commercial bribe
  • Voyerism

Expungement: Juvenile records are sealed and destroyed at the age of eighteen. Anyone convicted of a crime excluding a capital felony can petition the court to have their records expunged. Only if the coutrs pardon, dismiss, or decriminalize the charges will the records be expunged. If records are expunged they are destroyed after three years of the expungement.

See also:
Connecticut Gun Laws
Connecticut Bankruptcy
Connecticut Divorce Laws
Connecticut Misdemeanor External link (opens in new window)
Connecticut Expungement External link (opens in new window)