Mandatory Prison Sentence by Crime

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Crimes With Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences
Classification Crime (CGS §) Mandatory Sentence Maximum Sentence
Capital Felony Capital felony (53a-54b) Execution or life imprisonment without possibility of release Same
Class A Felonies Aggravated sexual assault of a minor (53a-70c, 2008 Supp.) 1st offense: 25 years Subsequent offense: 50 years 25 years
Murder (53a-54a) 25 years 60 years
Felony murder

(53a-54c)

25 years 60 years
Assault of pregnant woman resulting in termination of pregnancy (53a-59c) 10 years 25 years
Kidnapping 1st degree (53a-92) One year (+) 25 years
Kidnapping 1st degree with a firearm (53a-92a) One year (+) 25 years
Employing a minor in an obscene performance (53a-196a) 10 years 25 years
Home invasion (PA 08-1, JSS, § 1) 10 years (+) 25 years
Class A or B Felonies (Depending on Circumstances) Sexual assault 1st degree (53a-70) Two, five, or 10 years depending on the conduct and victim’s age 20 or 25 years depending on the conduct and victim’s age
Aggravated sexual assault 1st degree (53a-70a) Five, 10, or 20 years depending on the conduct and victim’s age 20 or 25 years depending on the conduct and victim’s age
Class B Felonies Injury or risk of injury to a minor (involving contact with intimate parts of a minor under age 13) (53-21)) Five years 20 years
Manslaughter 1st degree with a firearm (53a-55a) Five years (+) 40 years
Assault 1st degree (53a-59) Five years if causes injury using a deadly weapon (+) 10 years if the victim is under age 10 or a witness (+) 20 years
Assault 1st degree of elderly, blind, disabled, pregnant, or mentally retarded person (53a-59a) Five years (+) 20 years
Enticing a minor (when minor under age 13) (53a-90a) 1st offense: five years
Subsequent offense: 10 years
20 years
Kidnapping 2nd degree (53a-94) Three years (+) 20 years
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Kidnapping 2nd degree with a firearm (53a-94a) Three years (+) 20 years
Burglary 1st degree (with explosive, deadly weapon, or dangerous instrument) (53a-101) Five years (+) 20 years
Robbery 1st degree (with deadly weapon) (53a-134) Five years (+) 20 years
Importing child pornography (53a-196c) Five years 20 years
Possessing child pornography 1st degree (53a-196d) Five years 20 years
Computer crime in furtherance of terrorism (when directed toward public safety agency) (53a-301) Five years 20 years
Class B or C Felonies (Depending on Circumstances) Sexual assault 2nd degree (53a-71) Nine months 10 or 20 years, depending on the circumstances
Sexual assault 3rd degree with a firearm (53a-72b) Two years 10 or 20 years, depending on the circumstances
Class C Felonies Selling or transporting assault weapon (53-202b) Two years / Six years if sale is to a minor 10 years
Manslaughter 2nd degree with a firearm (53a-56a) One year (+) 10 years
Burglary 2nd degree with a firearm (53a-102a) One year (+) 10 years
Hindering prosecution 1st degree (53a-165aa) Five years 10 years
Possessing child pornography 2nd degree (53a-196e) Two years 10 years
Contaminating public water or food for terrorism (53a-303) Five years 10 years
Class D Felonies Increasing speed to elude police after signaled to stop (involving death or serious physical injury) (14-223(b)) Subsequent offense: One year Five years
Refusing to stop boat when ordered by officer in law enforcement vessel and interfering with or endangering a boat, people, or property or increasing speed to escape or elude (causing death or serious physical injury) (15-154(c)) Subsequent offense: One year Five years
Illegal sale or transfer of handgun to person under age 21 (29-34) One year Five years
Possession of an assault weapon (53-202c) One year Five years
Assault 2nd degree with a firearm (53a-60a) One year Five years
Assault or larceny of elderly, blind, disabled, pregnant, or mentally retarded person 2nd degree (53a-60b) Two years Five years
Assault of elderly, blind, disabled, pregnant, or mentally retarded person 2nd degree with a firearm (53a-60c) Three years Five years
Burglary 3rd degree with a firearm (53a-103a) One year Five years
Possessing child pornography 3rd degree (53a-196f) One year Five years
Criminal use of a firearm or electronic defense weapon (53a-216) Five years Five years
Criminal possession of a pistol or revolver (53a-217) Two years Five years
Class A Misdemeanors Assault 3rd degree (causing physical injury with deadly weapon, dangerous instrument, or electronic defense weapon) (53a-61) One year One year
Assault of elderly, blind, disabled, pregnant, or mentally retarded person 3rd degree (53a-61a) One year One year
Class A or C Misdemeanor (Depending on Circumstances) Use, possession, or delivery of drug paraphernalia near school by non-student (21a-267(c)) One year Judges can depart from this sentence under certain circumstances Three months or one year
Unclassified Crimes Operating a motor vehicle without a license or with a suspended or revoked license (14-36(h)) 90 days if two or more prior offenses One year
Driving during license suspension for DUI or DUI related offenses (14-215(c)) 30 days unless mitigating circumstances. If offense is after 2nd suspension for DUI related offenses: 120 days unless mitigating circumstances. If offense is after 3rd or subsequent suspension for DUI related offenses: one year unless mitigating circumstances One year. If after 2nd suspension: two years. If after 3rd or subsequent suspension: three years
DUI (includes snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles) (14-227a(g)) 1st offense: 48 hours if not given community service 2nd offense: 120 days Third and subsequent offenses: one year 1st offense: six months 2nd offense: two years Third and subsequent offenses: three years
Operating boat while certificate or right to operate is suspended or revoked for drunken boating or refusing to stop (15-156(d)(1)) 30 days unless mitigating circumstances One year
Operating boat while certificate or right to operate is suspended or revoked for reckless boating 1st or 2nd degree while under the influence (15-156(d)(2)) 30 days unless mitigating circumstances One year
Manufacture or sale of heroin, methadone, cocaine, or crack by non-dependent person (21a-278(a)) Five years but the court may suspend it if the person (1) was under age 18 at the time or (2) had significantly impaired mental capacity Judges can also depart from this sentence under certain circumstances# 20 years or 60 years
Manufacture or sale of narcotic, hallucinogen, amphetamine, or at least 1 kg marijuana by non-dependent person (21a-278(b)) 1st offense: five years Subsequent offense: 10 years The court may suspend it if the person (1) was under age 18 at the time or (2) had significantly impaired mental capacity Judges can also depart from this sentence under certain circumstances# 1st offense: 20 years Subsequent offense: 25 years
Sale of drugs to minor (21a-278a(a)) Two years In addition and consecutive to any imprisonment for the underlying drug crime
Sale of drugs to minor near school, public housing project, or day care center (21a-278a(b)) Three years. Judges can depart from this sentence under certain circumstances# In addition and consecutive to any imprisonment for the underlying drug crime
Using person under 18 to sell drugs (21a-278a(c)) Three years In addition and consecutive to any imprisonment for the underlying drug crime
Possess narcotic, hallucinogen, or controlled substance near school or day care center (21a-279(d)) Two years. Judges can depart from this sentence under certain circumstances# In addition and consecutive to any imprisonment for the underlying drug crime
Carry handgun without a permit (29-37(b)) One year if no mitigating circumstances Five years
Commit class A, B, or C felony with assault rifle (53-202j) Eight years In addition and consecutive to any imprisonment for the felony
Commit class A, B, or C felony with firearm (53-202k) Five years In addition and consecutive to any imprisonment for the felony
Carjacking (53a-136a) Three years In addition and consecutive to any imprisonment for the robbery
Acts of terrorism (when commit a class B felony) (§ 53a-300) 10 years (this law authorizes the court to impose the penalty for the next most serious degree of felony; if the felony is a class B felony, this law would impose the penalty for a class A felony which would carry a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence) 25 years
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Sources: U.S. Department of Justice
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 9, 2016

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