In cases where the accused is charged with a violation of § 53-304, no oral or written statement of financial status received by a public defender regarding eligibility to retain a public defender shall be available to any prosecuting official or be admissible in evidence except as an exhibit where an appeal is taken by the accused from an order denying his application for the appointment of a public defender.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 51-300

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.