§ 54-76b Youthful offenders: Definitions; applicability of interstate compact
§ 54-76c Eligibility to be adjudged a youthful offender. Transfer of cases
§ 54-76d Investigations. Determinations by court. Waiver of proceedings
§ 54-76e Trial to determine youthful offender status
§ 54-76f Statements of defendant inadmissible
§ 54-76g Judgment of youthful offender status
§ 54-76h Proceedings private. Segregation of defendant in place of detention. Presence of victim at proceeding
§ 54-76i Court powers over person of defendant
§ 54-76j Disposition upon adjudication as youthful offender
§ 54-76k Determination of youthful offender status not to disqualify for office, license, etc
§ 54-76l Records or other information of youth to be confidential. Exceptions
§ 54-76m Age of defendant at time of crime controlling
§ 54-76n Application of criminal law
§ 54-76o Erasure of police and court records of youthful offender
§ 54-76q Statement of victim regarding plea agreement or sentence

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 960a

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • 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.