Have you or a loved one been arrested for a felony in Connecticut? Being arrested can be a scary and confusing experience, and you need someone to help you through the process and protect your rights. Being arrested is only an accusation, and not a conviction, so having a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
At Mahon, Quinn & Mahon, our experienced attorneys are here to help you understand the laws, your rights, and the potential consequences of felony charges in Connecticut.
What Is a Felony?
A felony is a serious criminal offense that is punishable by imprisonment for a period of more than one year. Felonies are generally considered to be more severe than misdemeanors, which are punishable by up to one year in jail.
Common felonies include:
- Aggravated Assault
- Sexual Assault
- Drug Trafficking
- Identity Theft
What Are the Penalties for Felonies?
The penalties for a felony conviction vary depending on the offense as well as other factors such as prior criminal history. Felonies are classified into five categories:
- Class A Felony: Punishable by imprisonment for 10 to 50 years, or 25 to life, and a fine of up to $20,000
- Class B Felony: Punishable by imprisonment for up to 40 years and/or a fine of up to $15,000
- Class C Felony: Punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000
- Class D Felony: Punishable by imprisonment for up to 5 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000
In addition to these penalties, felony convictions can also result in the loss of certain rights, such as the right to vote, own a firearm, or hold public office. The penalties are severe and potentially life-altering.
At Mahon, Quinn & Mahon, we have experience dealing with prosecutors and navigating the criminal justice system. We’ve been operating in Meriden, Wallingford, Cheshire, Middletown and surrounding areas for twenty-five years. If you’re facing a felony, get in contact with our office today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.