2013 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 53a - Penal Code
Chapter 952 - Penal Code: Offenses
Section 53a-42 - Fines for misdemeanors.


CT Gen Stat § 53a-42 (2013) What's This?

A fine for the conviction of a misdemeanor shall, unless the section of the general statutes that defines or provides the penalty for the crime specifically provides otherwise, be fixed by the court as follows: (1) For a class A misdemeanor, an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars; (2) for a class B misdemeanor, an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars; (3) for a class C misdemeanor, an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars; (4) for a class D misdemeanor, an amount not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars; and (5) for an unclassified misdemeanor, an amount in accordance with the fine specified in the section of the general statutes that defines or provides the penalty for the crime.

(1969, P.A. 828, S. 42; P.A. 92-256, S. 2; 92-260, S. 20; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-11, S. 50, 70; P.A. 12-80, S. 3.)

History: P.A. 92-256 increased the maximum fine for a class A misdemeanor from $1,000 to $2,000; P.A. 92-260 replaced “law” with “section of the general statutes”; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-11 changed effective date of P.A. 92-256 but did not affect the date applicable to this section; P.A. 12-80 added “unless the section of the general statutes that defines or provides the penalty for the crime specifically provides otherwise”, added new Subdiv. (4) re maximum fine for class D misdemeanor, redesignated existing Subdiv. (4) as Subdiv. (5) and amended same to add provision re section of general statutes that provides the penalty for the crime.

See Sec. 53a-36 re terms of imprisonment for misdemeanors.

See Sec. 54-74 re remission of fine.

Cited. 8 CA 607. Cited. 9 CA 686. Cited. 32 CA 656; judgment reversed in part, see 232 C. 345.

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