What Is a Misdemeanor in Connecticut State Court?

In Connecticut state court, a misdemeanor is a criminal offense for which a person may be sentenced to jail for not more than one year.

Misdemeanors in Connecticut are classified as either Class A, Class B, Class C, or Unclassified.

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 misdemeanor.

See Connecticut General Statute Section 53a-26.

Atty. Ron Murphy of Advocates Law Firm is an experienced Connecticut criminal defense attorney who has defended thousands of misdemeanor charges in state court since 1983.