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
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).
Employing a minor in obscene/lewd performance (minimum of 20
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 with firearm-1st (minimum of 5 years imprisonment
with maximum of forty years).
Assault with deadly weapon (minimum of 5 years imprisonment).
Assault of minor under ten years of age (minimum of 10 years
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
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
Kidnapping-2nd (minimum of 3 years imprisonment).
Kidnapping involving a firearm-2nd (minimum 3 years imprisonment).
Burglary with deadly weapon (minimum of 5 years imprisonment).
Robbery-1st (if deadly weapon is involved minimum 5 years
Possession of weapon in correctional facility
Rioting at a correctional facility
Promoting an obscene performance involving a minor.
Computer crimes connected to terrorism (minimum 5 years
Participating in extortion for mean to collect debt(s).
Enticing minor-3rd or more offense
Importing child pornography
Possessing child pornography-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
Sexaul assault of minor under sixteen years of age-3rd.
Sexual assault using firearm-3rd (minimum of 2 years
Burglary with a firearm-2nd (minimum of 1 year imprisonment).
Larceny-2nd (minimum 2 years if offense involves elderly,
disabled, or pregnant individual).
Intimidating witness of a crime
Bribery of a juror
Juror receiving a bribe
Assault of law enforcement officiers or firefighters
Assault of prosector
Inciting riot at correctional facility
Intimidation based on race, creed, sex, religion, or sexual
Falsely reporting a crime
Destruction of cemetary
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
Receiving a bribe
Bribery of a witness of a crime
Tampering a witness
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 with a firearm
Assault of elderly, disabled(physically and/or mentally), or
pregnant individual (minimum of 3 years imprisonment if firearm was
Vehicular assault while intoxicated-2nd
Sexual Assault of minor under sixteen years of age-4th
Substitution of children
Burglary with firearm-3rd
Damage to landlord's property-1st
Damage to railroad property-1st
Unauthorized operation of motror vehicle-2nd offense
Theft of utility for profit or gain
Cheating while gambling
Possession of cheating devices
Writing bad checks exceeding $1000
Credit card crimes
Impersonating a police officer
Tampering with a juror
Tampering and/or fabricating physical evidence
Providing false statement(s)-1st
Bribing a labor official
Labor official receiving a bribe
Receiving a kickback
Paying a kickback
Failure to appear-1st
Conveying unauthorizated items to correctional facilty
Reporting false incident-1st
Disturbing the peace-1st
Intimidation based on race, sex, creed, religion, or sexual
Coercision by threat of bodily harm
Obscenit as to a minor(s)
Possession of child porn-3rd
Possession of sawed off shotgun or silencer
Criminal neglient storage of firearms
Criminal use of firearms or tazzers
Criminal possession of firearm or tazzer
Possession of any weapon on school property
Unlawful possession/sale of gravestones
Violation of restraining order
Wearing Klu Klux Klan garb in public
Possession of unauthorized recording(s)
Possession of assault weapon
Possession/distributing of armor piercing and/or explosive