Perhaps worst of all, though, is the long-term effects a conviction may have on your life and personal liberties. With a criminal conviction on your record, you may struggle to secure a job, find a place to live, attain financial aid for education, or even get a loan.
In Connecticut, local laws separate crimes into felonies and misdemeanors. Our state generally punishes felonies – typically considered the most serious types of offenses – with prison stays lasting anywhere from a year to a lifetime.
Connecticut courts usually classify felony crimes as Class A to Class D Felonies, with Class A being the most serious category of a misdemeanor after Capital Felonies. Capital Felonies are the gravest type of felony in our state, applying to charges such as murder with special circumstances.
Although misdemeanor crimes are considered less serious than felonies, they still carry harsh consequences. Connecticut punishes misdemeanors with jail sentences of up to one year in jail as well as heavy fines. Much like felonies, Connecticut courts break misdemeanors into classes from A to D, with Class A being the most serious category of a misdemeanor.
Any kind of criminal conviction, from a Capital Felony to a Class D Misdemeanor, can carry life-altering consequences and should never be taken lightly. No matter the circumstances, you should get in touch with a Connecticut criminal lawyer as soon as possible if you have been charged with a crime or are currently under investigation.
At the Law Office of Douglas D. Rudolph, I have the experience battling criminal charges of all levels, from high-level felonies to low-level misdemeanors. Knowing that your future is on the line, we treat every case with compassion, diligence, and aggression.
With my law firm in your corner, you can be sure that you will not fall through the cracks of the Connecticut criminal justice system. As your attorney, I will use every possible resource and defense tactic to obtain the best possible resolution for your case. Call The Law Office of Douglas D. Rudolph to start building a powerful defense today.