Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 53-401
- 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.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
(b) No appeal shall be taken from such order except within seven days thereof. The effect of such order shall be automatically stayed for such seven-day period. If an appeal is taken within such seven-day period, the party taking such appeal may, within such period, file an application with the clerk of the court in which such order was issued requesting a stay of execution of such order pending such appeal, which application shall set forth the reasons for such request. A copy of such application shall be sent to the adverse party by the applicant. Upon the filing of such application, the effect of such order shall be further stayed until a decision is rendered thereon. A hearing on such application shall be held promptly. Where an appeal is taken by the defendant, such order shall be stayed if the defendant posts a bond, as provided in subsection (c) of this section.
(c) At the hearing on such application, the court shall: (1) Upon motion of a defendant who is taking the appeal, set an amount of bond with surety for the stay of such order as provided in subsection (b) of this section, which amount shall be as much as the court deems sufficient to protect the state’s interest in the matter; (2) grant the stay; (3) deny the stay; or (4) condition the granting of the stay upon the giving of such bond by the defendant.
(d) The clerk of the court shall file a certified copy of any order of the court discharging or modifying a CORA lien notice on the official records wherein the CORA lien notice to which it relates is filed as soon as the time for taking an appeal from such order has elapsed or, if an appeal is taken and an application for a stay of such order is filed, as soon as a decision granting or denying such stay has been rendered. Such order shall be accompanied by a notation of the court’s decision on any application for a stay relating thereto. Such filing may be accomplished by mailing a certified copy of such order to the office wherein such official records are kept, with return receipt requested. Such order of the court shall be effective upon the filing of it on such official records. No charge or fee shall be imposed for the filing of any such order in this state.
(e) No appeal taken pursuant to this section shall stay the underlying criminal prosecution under this chapter.