Connecticut Sex Offender Defense Attorney

sex offenders

You are in big trouble and you don’t know who to turn to. Maybe you are being falsely accused or maybe you suspect you have made a terrible mistake. Whatever your trouble, Kocian Law Group can help.

Sex crimes carry significant penalties and social stigma. If you have been accused of a sex crime, you could be facing long years of imprisonment and a lifetime on the Sex Offender Registry if you are convicted. Even if you are acquitted, the fact that you were charged may haunt you for many years. The only way to protect yourself is to get a good defense lawyer: someone who can tell your side of the story and navigate the legal system. Kocian Law Group can do this.

Prison Sentences and Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Sex crime law in Connecticut is complicated, and the penalties for any conviction can be severe. This chart covers many of the major charges possible and the sentences that may be imposed if a person is convicted.

Classification (Penalty)Crime (CGS §)Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Class A Felony-Aggravated sexual assault of a minor (25 to 50 years)Aggravated sexual assault of a minor(53a-70c)
  • 1st offense: 25 years
  • Subsequent offense: 50 years
Class A Felonies (10 to 25 years)Sexual assault 1st degree (when use force and victim under 16 or victim under 13 and actor more than two years older)(53a-70)
  • Five years
  • 10 years if victim under 10
  • 10-year mandatory minimum period of combined imprisonment and special parole
Aggravated sexual assault 1st degree (victim under 16)(53a-70a)
  • Five years
  • 20 years if use force
  • 10-year mandatory minimum period of combined imprisonment and special parole
Employing a minor in an obscene performance (53a-196a)10 years*
Classification (Penalty)Crime (CGS §)Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Class B Felonies (1 to 20 years)Sexual assault 1st degree (53a-70)
  • Two years
  • 10 years if victim under age 10
  • 10-year mandatory minimum period of combined imprisonment and special parole
Aggravated sexual assault 1st degree (victim over age 16) (53a-70a)
  • Five years
  • 10-year mandatory minimum period of combined imprisonment and special parole
Sexual assault in spousal or cohabitation relationship (53a-70b)
Sexual assault 2nd degree (victim under 16) (53a-71)Nine months
Sexual assault 3rd degree with a firearm (victim under 16) (53a-72b)Two years
Promoting prostitution 1st degree (53a-86)
Enticing a minor (victim under age 13 or 3rd or subsequent offense with victim 13 or older) (53a-90a)When minor under age 13:

  • 1st offense: five years
  • Subsequent offense: 10 years
Promoting a minor in an obscene performance (53a-196b)
Importing child pornography (53a-196c)Five years
Possessing child pornography 1st degree (53a-196d)Five years
Sexual assault 2nd degree (victim 16 or older) (53a-71)Nine months
Sexual assault 3rd degree (victim under 16) (53a-72a)
Sexual assault 3rd degree with a firearm (victim 16 or older) (53a-72b)Two years
Promoting prostitution 2nd degree (53a-87)
Enticing a minor (2nd offense, victim 13 or older) (53a-90a)
Misrepresentation of age to entice a minor (53a-90b)
Possessing child pornography 2nd degree (53a-196e)Two years
Damage to public transportation for terrorism (53a-304)
Abuse 1st degree (53a-321)
Classification (Penalty)Crime (CGS §)Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Class D Felonies (1 to 5 years)Sexual assault 3rd degree (victim 16 or older) (53a-72a)
Sexual assault 4th degree (victim under 16) (53a-73a)
Promoting prostitution 3rd degree (53a-88)
Voyeurism (53a-189a)
Disseminating voyeuristic material (53a-189b)
Bigamy (53a-190)
Incest (53a-191)
Obscenity as to minors (53a-196)
Possessing child pornography 3rd degree (53a-196f)One year
Classification (Penalty)Crime (CGS §)Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Class A misdemeanors (up to 1 year)Sexting (PA 10-191)
Prostitution (53a-82)
Patronizing a prostitute (53a-83)
Patronizing a prostitute from a motor vehicle (53a-83a)
Permitting prostitution (53a-89)
Class B misdemeanor
(up to 6 months)
Public indecency (53a-186)
Obscenity (53a-194)

 

Statutes That Enhance Penalties for Penal Code Offenses and Offenders

Offense (CGS §)Authorized Penalty
Probation for certain sex offenses10 to 35 years probation
Persistent dangerous sexual offenders (53a-40(b) and (i))A combined term of prison and special parole that constitutes a life sentence (statutorily defined as 60 years)
Persistent serious sexual offenders (53a-40(d) and (k))Sentence of imprisonment and a period of special parole which together constitute the maximum sentence for the next more serious degree of felony*

 

At Kocian Law Group, our staff is discreet, nonjudgmental, and experienced. We will gather evidence, call witnesses and take all reasonable steps to protect your legal rights.