Pending and during the investigation, trial, adjudication or acquittal of the defendant, or any other proceedings under sections 54-76b to 54-76n, inclusive, the court having jurisdiction shall have the same powers over the person of the defendant as it would have in the case of an adult charged with crime.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 54-76i

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.