Whenever any person confined to a community correctional center for want of bail applies for trial under the provisions of section 51-180 and the court having jurisdiction of such person is not then sitting for the transaction of criminal business, the Chief Court Administrator shall assign a judge of such court to hold a session of such court for the transaction of criminal business for the purpose of such trial.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 51-180a
- Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.