FELONY CHARGES IN CONNECTICUT
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ARE YOU FACING FELONY CHARGES IN CONNECTICUT? LET US BE YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If you have been arrested in Connecticut and charged with a Felony offense, we're here to help. The Law Office of Dominick Angotta is experienced in fighting your charges. We will aggressively advocate for your rights and work to get your charges dropped or reduced.
FELONY CHARGES ARE VERY SERIOUS. IN CONNECTICUT, FELONIES FACE A MINIMUM ONE-YEAR STATE PRISON TERM. FELONY CHARGES ARE BROKEN DOWN INTO SPECIFIC DESIGNATIONS: CAPITAL, A, B, C, OR D.
Until 2012 capital felonies committed in Connecticut were punishable by the death penalty, however; in April of 2012 Connecticut abolished the death penalty. Capital felony charges in Connecticut now come with a life sentence without the possibility of parole. An example of a capital felony in Connecticut is murder with special circumstances. (Connecticut General Statute § 53a-35a.)
Class A Felony
In Connecticut, Class A felonies are considered the most serious after Capital felonies. Prison terms for Class A felony convictions range from 10 years to life imprisonment with additional fines up to $20,000. An example of a Class A felony is aggravated sexual assault 1st degree. (Connecticut General Statute § § 53a-35a, 53a-41.)
Class B Felony
Class B felonies are considered a step down from Class A felonies. A Class B felony conviction can result in a prison sentence of one to 40 years and additional fines up to $15,000. An example of a Class B felony in Connecticut is manslaughter 1st degree. (Connecticut General Statute § § 53a-35a, 53a-41.)
Class C Felony
Class C felonies are one step below Class B. A Class C felony conviction can result in a prison sentence ranging from one to 10 years and additional fines up to $10,000. An example of a Class C felony is intimidating a witness. (Connecticut General Statute § § 53a-35a, 53a-41.)
Class D Felony
Class D felonies are considered the least serious felony charges in Connecticut. A Class D felony conviction can result in a state prison sentence ranging from one to five years and additional fines up to $5,000. An example of a Class D felony is threatening 1st degree. (Connecticut General Statute § § 53a-35a, 53a-41.)
Certain crimes in Connecticut may come with an Unclassified Felony charge. If a crime is an Unclassified Felony than the sentence will be stated in the statute defining the crime. (Connecticut General Statute § § 53a-25, 53a-35, 53a-35a.)
CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A FELONY SUCH AS:
- Intimidating a Witness
- Drug Trafficking
- Armed Robbery
- Domestic Charges
- Manslaughter or Vehicular Homicide
If you have been charged with a felony in Connecticut you are not alone. The Law Office of Dominick Angotta are experienced felony criminal defense attornies and can fight your charges and protect your rights. We will always aim to have charges dropped if possible, but at the very least we will fight to have your charges reduced.
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