Connecticut has strict penalties for people who have been convicted of a felony. Any felony charge in the state will bring with it the possibility of prison time of more than a year in addition to significant fines. However, there are other consequences that can be severe and even lifelong.
According to a report from the Connecticut General Assembly, there are several privileges that a convicted felon no longer has, including the following:
- A felon is not permitted to own firearms
- A felon is not able to hold public office.
- A felon may not vote.