§ 54-45 When grand jury is required. Selecting grand jury. Alternate grand jurors
§ 54-45a Record of grand jury proceedings. Transcripts
§ 54-46 Prosecution on complaint or information
§ 54-46a Probable cause hearing for persons charged with crimes punishable by death, life imprisonment without possibility of release or life imprisonment
§ 54-47 Investigations into commission of crime
§ 54-47a Compelling testimony of witness. Immunity from prosecution
§ 54-47b Investigatory grand jury. Definitions
§ 54-47c Application for investigation into commission of crime
§ 54-47d Appointment of investigatory grand jury. Duration and scope of investigation
§ 54-47e Sealing of order and application. Summary of scope of investigation. Disclosure
§ 54-47f Conduct of investigation. Testimony of witnesses
§ 54-47g Finding and record of investigation. Disclosure. Hearing. Access to testimony
§ 54-47h Report
§ 54-47i Authority of investigation ordered prior to October 1, 1985
§ 54-47aa Ex parte order to compel disclosure of or direct application to carrier or provider for certain telephone and Internet records
§ 54-48 Reward for arrest of capital offender or felon
§ 54-49 Reward for information as to high crime or crime resulting in death of police officer or firefighter
§ 54-50 Reward for information as to unlawful disinterment of corpse
§ 54-51 Reward for information as to theft of motor vehicle, livestock or poultry
§ 54-52 Determination of claims to reward
§ 54-53 Release by correctional officials
§ 54-53a Detention of persons who have not made bail
§ 54-56 Dismissal of information by court
§ 54-56a Pleading by mail in certain motor vehicle cases
§ 54-56b Right to dismissal or trial on nolle
§ 54-56c Request for privileged trial status
§ 54-56d Competency to stand trial
§ 54-56e Accelerated pretrial rehabilitation
§ 54-56f Requirements of sureties of the peace
§ 54-56g Pretrial alcohol education program
§ 54-56h Consideration of defendant’s contribution to Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund or of community service work hours. Payment of monetary contribution to fund
§ 54-56i Pretrial drug education and community service program
§ 54-56j Pretrial school violence prevention program
§ 54-56k Pretrial account
§ 54-56l Pretrial supervised diversionary program for persons with psychiatric disabilities and veterans
§ 54-56m Mediation programs
§ 54-56n Pretrial and diversionary program data collection and reporting
§ 54-56o Nolle prosequi in certain family violence cases
§ 54-56p Program for young persons charged with a motor vehicle violation or alcohol-related offense
§ 54-57 Joinder of offenses of the same character
§ 54-58 Description of money in complaint or information
§ 54-59 Statement of ownership, partnership or joint tenancy in indictment, information or complaint
§ 54-60 Allegations in criminal cases
§ 54-61 Complaints for offenses specified in special acts, ordinances and bylaws
§ 54-62 Allegation of previous conviction
§ 54-63 Mode of informing against larceny by embezzlement
§ 54-63a Definitions
§ 54-63b Pretrial release of arrested persons. Duties of Court Support Services Division. Uniform weighted release criteria
§ 54-63c Duties of law enforcement officer or probation officer serving warrant re arrested person. Interview and release of arrested person
§ 54-63d Release by bail commissioner or intake, assessment and referral specialist. Information, files and reports held by Court Support Services Division
§ 54-63e Bond or promise conditioned on appearance
§ 54-63f Release after conviction and pending sentence or appeal
§ 54-63g Appeal from court order re release
§ 54-64 Police officials and clerks of court to take promise to appear or bond
§ 54-64a Release by judicial authority
§ 54-64b Release following arrest on court warrant
§ 54-64c Notice of appearance after release
§ 54-64d Release of person taken into custody on a capias
§ 54-64e Noncriminal behavior as condition of release. Notice of conditions of release and sanctions for violation
§ 54-64f Violation of conditions of release. Imposition of different or additional conditions. Revocation of release
§ 54-64g Surveillance of serious felony offenders released on bond
§ 54-65 Procedure when surety believes principal intends to abscond. Application for release of surety from bond if principal absconds
§ 54-65a Forfeiture of bond for failure to appear. Issuance of rearrest warrant or capias. Termination or reinstatement of bond. Rebate to surety
§ 54-65b Verification of rearrest warrant or capias upon request
§ 54-65c Vacating forfeiture of bond
§ 54-66 Acceptance and disposition of bail. Pledge of real property as lien. Forfeiture of bond for failure to appear. Issuance of rearrest warrant or capias. Termination or reinstatement of bond
§ 54-66a Automatic termination of bail bonds
§ 54-67 When attorneys not allowed to give bonds
§ 54-68 Persons charged with gaming to give bonds
§ 54-69 Motion of parties to modify conditions of release
§ 54-69a Motion of bail commissioner or intake, assessment and referral specialist to modify conditions of release
§ 54-69b Authority of court to modify conditions of release
§ 54-70 Compromise of forfeited bonds
§ 54-71 Mistake in form of recognizance
§ 54-71a No civil liability for release
§ 54-72 Fines and forfeitures; prosecutions; liability of corporation
§ 54-73 Collection and disposition of forfeitures
§ 54-74 Remission of fine
§ 54-75 Employment of detectives
§ 54-76a Procedure at hearing in probable cause

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 960

  • 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
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • 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.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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.
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • intellectual disability: means a significant limitation in intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior that originated during the developmental period before eighteen years of age. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1g
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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.
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • 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.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • 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.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.