§ 51-27 Court accommodations
§ 51-27a Courthouses serving the geographical areas
§ 51-27b Offices of Superior Court
§ 51-27c Court accommodations at Rockville and Putnam
§ 51-27d Lease of court facilities. Lease-purchase agreements for additional facilities in Middletown, New Britain and Rocky Hill
§ 51-27e Courthouse facilities for the judicial district of Ansonia-Milford
§ 51-27f Rooms for special sessions
§ 51-27g Display of United States flag outside courthouses
§ 51-27h Courthouse facilities to include secure room for victims of family violence crimes and advocates
§ 51-27i Family violence victim advocate services in Family Division of Superior Court
§ 51-30 Court attendants
§ 51-31 Deputy sheriffs as court officers in New London County
§ 51-32 Determination of laws of other jurisdictions
§ 51-33 Punishment for contempt of court
§ 51-33a Criminal contempt
§ 51-34 Commitment for disobedience; release
§ 51-35 Witness refusing to testify; imprisonment. Self-incrimination
§ 51-36 Retention, reproduction, destruction, disposal and transferring of court records. Microfilm and computerized images
§ 51-36a Access to records maintained by Judicial Department. Policies and procedures

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 871

  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."