Connecticut Felony Charge Defense Attorney

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When you’re in over your head, Kocian Law group has the life preserver. With a strong knowledge of the legal system, our team has experience navigating the ins and outs of felony charges.

What is a Felony Charge?

Generally, a felony is a crime that calls for a year or more in prison. Fines, community service, and other penalties also come with most felony convictions. The most serious felonies may come with a life sentence or even a death penalty.

When you have been charged with a crime, you may feel scared, overwhelmed, or suffocating, as if you are drowning. The criminal defense attorneys at the Kocian Law Group can be the life preserver that you need. With experience throughout the criminal courts of Connecticut, we have a deep understanding of the criminal justice system, as well as the personal challenges that you face when charged with a crime. Our legal team has the experience, skill, and savvy to help you negotiate through the treacherous waters of the Connecticut criminal justice system.

Whether you have been charged with a felony, a misdemeanor, or a violation of probation/protective order, or you are being investigated by police, please call us to discuss your legal rights.

How Do Felonies Differ from Misdemeanors?

Felonies are the most serious types of crimes. They are punishable by more than one year of incarceration and are typically associated with large fines and court costs. If you have been charged with a felony, you need to know your legal rights, obligations, and options as soon as possible.

Misdemeanors on the other hand, while punishable by less than one year of incarceration, can be no less intimidating to an individual than a felony. We never underestimate the charges that you face because we know how harmful and frightening the criminal justice system can be for those charged with a crime. We will fight to protect your rights.

I’m Being Investigated or Charged with a Felony. What Do I Do?

If you have been charged with a crime or you are being investigated by the police, you will have countless questions. Will I be arrested? How do I arrange bail? How much will legal representation cost? Am I eligible for the services of a public defender? Am I eligible for a pretrial diversionary program? Can a plea bargain be worked out? How much time am I facing? Am I subject to fines, license suspensions, or other administrative measures? Will I be investigated by the Department of Children and Families? What will happen to my children? Will this cost me my job? What do I do now?

At the Kocian Law Group, we will treat you with the respect and dignity that you deserve, and you will get honest, no-nonsense answers to your questions. After you leave your initial consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, you will know what to expect and how we can help you.

At the Kocian Law Group, we pride ourselves on not just our knowledge of the law and criminal defense procedures, but also helping our clients, on an individual and personal level through what is often the most difficult experience of their life.

At the Kocian Law Group, our representation of you does not simply begin and end with the representation of individuals in criminal proceedings throughout the State of Connecticut. We understand that there are, in some instances, collateral proceedings associated with certain crimes, before the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Children and Families, town Housing Boards, and Health Committees. We are here for you when you need us, in any criminal or related forum.

If you have been convicted of a crime, paid your debt to society, and are now looking to move forward with your life, please contact us. We may be able to help with your application for a pardon or a provisional pardon, which may help you get back on your feet. If you are currently incarcerated, you may be eligible to apply for a sentence reduction or clemency.

Understanding the Penalties for Felony Convictions

The chart below is provided for your general education of typical penalties for felonies. Each case is unique and our office shall discuss with you the particular penalties you may face, depending on your particular situation.


Classification of crimeImprisonmentFine
Capital FelonyExecution or life
Class A Felony (murder)25 to 60 yearsUp to $20,000
Class B Felony10 to 25 yearsUp to $20,000
Class C Felony1 to 20 yearsUp to $15,000
Class D Felony1 to 10 yearsUp to $10,000


To discuss your options with someone who knows the ins and outs of Connecticut’s legal system contact Kocian Law Group today.