Criminal Defense and Motor Vehicle

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Connecticut classifies criminal matters in two categories: Misdemeanors and Felonies. Each of these has different degrees of seriousness and classifications. A person can receive a sentence that could include both a fine and jail time.


Misdemeanors are crimes that are punishable with jail time less that a year. Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 35a-36 there are four classes of misdemeanors:


Jail Time Fine
Class A Up to 1 year Up to $2,000.00
Class B Up to 6 month Up to $1,000.00
Class C Up to 3 month Up to $500.00


Unclassified Governed by the statute that defines the crime.


Felonies – Serious crimes. Sec. 53a-35a. Imprisonment for any felony committed on or after July 1, 1981. For a capital felony, a term of life imprisonment without the possibility of release unless a sentence of death is imposed in accordance with section 53a-46a.


Jail Time Fine
Class A (Murder) 25 years to Life
Class A (other) 10 to 25 years Up to $25,000.00
Class B (Manslaughter 1st w/ Firearm) 5 to 40 years
Class B (other) 1 to 20 years Up to $15,000.00
Class C 1 to 10 years Up to $10,000.00
Class D 1 to 5 years Up to $5,000.00


Unclassified Governed by the statute that defines the crime.


I also provide services to a number of Public Defender offices as a Special Public Defender in a number of jurisdictions.

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