What Is a Felony in Connecticut State Court?

In Connecticut state court, a felony is a criminal offense for which a person may be sentenced to jail for more than one year.

Felonies in Connecticut are classified as either Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, Unclassified, or Capital.

Most statutes defining criminal offenses are listed within Title 53a of the Connecticut General Statutes and will usually indicate the type and class of the offense. Any offense defined in any other section of the general statutes which, by virtue of an expressly specified sentence, is within the definition set forth in subsection (a) shall be deemed an unclassified felony.

See Connecticut General Statute Section 53a-25.

Atty. Ron Murphy is an experienced Connecticut criminal defense lawyer who has defended thousands of felony charges in state court since 1983.