This crime chart explains various crimes in Connecticut, the sentence for each crime, and potential fines that you could face.

25 to 60 years in prison and up to $20,000

Capital FelonyExecution, or life in prisonN/A
Class A Felony (Murder)
Class A Felony10 to 25 years in prisonUp to $20,000
Class B Felony1 to 20 years in prisonUp to $15,000
Class C Felony1 to 10 years in prisonUp to $10,000
Class D Felony1 to 5 years in prisonUp to $5,000


Under Connecticut law, misdemeanor charges are less serious than felonies, and have a maximum penalty of one year in jail.


Class A MisdemeanorUp to one year in jailUp to $2,000
Class B MisdemeanorUp to six months in jailUp to $1,000
Class C MisdemeanorUp to three months in jailUp to $500

If charged with one of the above mentioned crimes, you should seek the help of a lawyer. Do this as soon as possible. A criminal defense lawyer can help build a defense for you so that you can avoid the maximum punishments that you face. To discuss your case with an attorney, you can contact Ruane Attorneys at 203-925-9200 for a free consultation.