§ 51-275 Definitions
§ 51-275a Criminal Justice Commission established
§ 51-276 Division established
§ 51-277 Powers and duties of division. Representation of the state by Chief State’s Attorney
§ 51-277a Investigation of the use of physical force by a peace officer that results in death of another person
§ 51-277b Investigation of judge or employee of Judicial Department; notice to Chief State’s Attorney and appropriate state’s attorney
§ 51-277c Investigation and prosecution of crimes involving physical violence and possession of firearm
§ 51-277d Complaint re failure to prosecute in death case. Response
§ 51-278 Appointment, salaries and removal of prosecutorial officials
§ 51-278a Qualifications of prosecutorial officials. Full-time duties
§ 51-278b Removal of prosecutorial officials. Procedure
§ 51-278c Term of office of Chief State’s Attorney incumbent on June 3, 1985
§ 51-279 Duties of Chief State’s Attorney. Budget
§ 51-279a Division of Criminal Justice Advisory Board. Members. Duties
§ 51-279b Racketeering unit. Bond forfeiture unit. Standards for compromise and settlement of forfeited bonds
§ 51-279c Training program for prosecuting attorneys
§ 51-279d Hate Crimes Advisory Committee
§ 51-279e Report on monetary recoveries achieved as a result of fraud investigations of medical assistance programs administered by the Department of Social Services
§ 51-279f State-Wide Hate Crimes Advisory Council
§ 51-280 Performance rating of state’s attorneys
§ 51-281 Jurisdiction of prosecutorial officials
§ 51-285 Special prosecutors, special inspectors and special federal prosecutors
§ 51-285a Prosecutorial officials handling juvenile matters
§ 51-286 Chief inspectors. Inspectors. Assistance of state and local police
§ 51-286a Duties and powers of prosecutorial officials
§ 51-286b Duties re housing matters
§ 51-286c Employment of detectives for special investigation
§ 51-286d Notification to families of certain victims of court proceedings
§ 51-286e Notification of victims re judicial proceedings
§ 51-286f Transcript of certain sentencing hearings to be requested by prosecuting official and provided to Board of Pardons and Paroles
§ 51-286g Transcript of criminal proceeding to be provided to victim upon request
§ 51-286h Reports re human trafficking
§ 51-286i Pilot program to identify and track homeless, addicted and mentally ill persons entering criminal justice system
§ 51-286n Notification of Department of Public Health of conviction of licensed professionals of certain offenses relating to actual or suspected abuse of elderly, blind or disabled person or person with intellectual disability
§ 51-287 Retirement of state’s attorneys. Retirement salary. Credit for prior service. Return of contributions
§ 51-287a Longevity payments to Chief State’s Attorney, deputy chief state’s attorney and state’s attorney
§ 51-287b Deductions from longevity payment deposited in State’s Attorneys’ Retirement Fund
§ 51-288 Pension for widow of state’s attorney

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 886

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • division: means the Division of Criminal Justice. See Connecticut General Statutes 51-275
  • 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.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of section 7-157. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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.