§ 54-77a Establishing venue and selecting jurors for the town of Plymouth
§ 54-82 Accused’s election of trial by court or by jury. Number of jurors
§ 54-82a Test of insanity as defense
§ 54-82b Right to trial by jury
§ 54-82c Prisoner’s right to speedy trial on pending charges
§ 54-82d Dismissal of charges on failure to grant prisoner speedy trial
§ 54-82e Mentally ill person not covered
§ 54-82f Voir dire examination
§ 54-82g Peremptory challenges in criminal prosecution
§ 54-82h Alternate jurors in criminal cases. Peremptory challenges
§ 54-82i Attendance of witnesses in criminal proceedings
§ 54-82j Detention of witnesses. Warrant
§ 54-82k Recognizance; commitment; release; fees
§ 54-82l Rules re speedy trial to be adopted by judges of Superior Court effective July 1, 1983
§ 54-82m Rules re speedy trial to be adopted by judges of Superior Court effective July 1, 1985
§ 54-82q Temporary restraining order prohibiting harassment of witness
§ 54-82r Protective order prohibiting harassment of witness
§ 54-82s The Leroy Brown, Jr. and Karen Clarke Witness Protection Program
§ 54-82t Protective services for witness at risk of harm
§ 54-82u Witness protection agreement
§ 54-83 Testimony in case where crime is punishable by death or life imprisonment without possibility of release
§ 54-84 Testimony or silence of accused
§ 54-84a Testimony against spouse
§ 54-84b Testimony of spouse re confidential communications
§ 54-85 Witness to testify with regard to bribery at elections
§ 54-85a Sequestering of witnesses in criminal prosecution
§ 54-85b Employment protection for witnesses and victims of crime. Penalty. Action for damages and reinstatement
§ 54-85c Representative of homicide victim entitled to be present at trial of defendant. Exclusion. Hearing
§ 54-85d Employer not to discharge employee who attends court as family member of or person designated by homicide victim
§ 54-85e Photograph of deceased victim shown to jury during opening and closing arguments
§ 54-85f Victim of violent crime or representative of deceased victim permitted to attend court proceedings
§ 54-85g Advisement to crime victims re constitutional rights by judge at arraignment
§ 54-86 Depositions
§ 54-86a Certain evidence to be made available to defendant
§ 54-86b Right of accused to examine statements
§ 54-86c Disclosure of exculpatory information or material
§ 54-86d Nondisclosure of address and telephone number by victims of certain crimes
§ 54-86e Confidentiality of identifying information pertaining to victims of certain crimes. Availability of information to accused. Protective order information to be entered in registry
§ 54-86f Admissibility of evidence of sexual conduct
§ 54-86g Testimony of victim of child abuse. Court may order testimony taken outside courtroom. Procedure
§ 54-86h Competency of child as witness
§ 54-86i Testimony of expert witness re mental state or condition of defendant
§ 54-86j Polygraph examination of victims of sexual assault restricted
§ 54-86k Admissibility of results of DNA analysis
§ 54-86l Admissibility in criminal or juvenile proceeding of statement by child twelve years of age or younger at time of statement relating to sexual offense or offense involving physical abuse against the child
§ 54-86m Reproduction of property or material that constitutes child pornography prohibited
§ 54-86n Appointment of advocate in proceeding re the welfare or custody of a cat or dog. Advocate’s duties. Department of Agriculture to maintain list of eligible advocates
§ 54-87 Demurrer
§ 54-88 State to open and close arguments
§ 54-89 Direction of court to jury
§ 54-89a Court to inform jury on consequences of a finding of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect
§ 54-91 When sentence to be passed
§ 54-91a Presentence investigation of defendant
§ 54-91b Defendant may request copy of prior record and presentence investigation report
§ 54-91c Testimony of victim or representative of deceased victim prior to acceptance of plea agreement and at sentencing hearing. Terms of proposed plea agreement. Notification by state’s attorney
§ 54-91d Referral of persons to youth service bureaus
§ 54-91e Notification of victim through automated system prior to acceptance of plea agreement
§ 54-91f Apology to victim by person convicted of motor vehicle offense that resulted in death or serious physical injury to another. Inadmissibility in civil or criminal proceeding
§ 54-91g Sentencing of a child for class A or B felony
§ 54-91h Indication by court at sentencing of defendant’s maximum period of imprisonment and eligibility re risk reduction credits and release on parole
§ 54-92 Pronouncement of sentence
§ 54-92a Commitment to custody of Commissioner of Correction
§ 54-92b Discharge from community correctional center when held for nonpayment of fine
§ 54-92c Women attendants
§ 54-93 Clerks to notify warden of Connecticut Correctional Institution, Somers, of sentences
§ 54-93a Court order to correct public record containing false information as a result of identity theft
§ 54-94 Sentence of persons between sixteen and seventeen
§ 54-94a Conditional nolo contendere plea. Appeal of denial of motion to suppress or dismiss
§ 54-95 Appeal by defendant in criminal prosecution; stay of execution
§ 54-95a Jurisdiction of Superior Court
§ 54-95b Reopening judgment in certain motor vehicle and criminal cases
§ 54-95c Application to vacate prostitution conviction on basis of being a victim of trafficking in persons. Prosecutor’s response. Court order
§ 54-96 Appeals by the state from Superior Court in criminal cases
§ 54-96a Appeal vacated by payment of fine
§ 54-96b Withdrawal of appeal of person committed to community correctional center
§ 54-97 Mittimus required for commitment to correctional facility
§ 54-98 Execution of mittimus for commitment to Connecticut Correctional Institution, Somers
§ 54-99 Period within which death penalty inflicted
§ 54-100 Method of inflicting death penalty. Attendance at execution
§ 54-100a Committee on news media access to executions. Selection of news media witnesses
§ 54-101 Disposition of person becoming insane after death sentence
§ 54-102 Burial or disposal of body of executed criminal
§ 54-102a Examination for sexually transmitted disease and HIV testing of persons charged with certain sexual offenses
§ 54-102b HIV testing of persons convicted of certain sexual offenses
§ 54-102c HIV information and test results provided to victim
§ 54-102g Blood or other biological sample required from certain arrested or convicted persons for DNA analysis
§ 54-102h Procedure for collection of blood or other biological sample for DNA analysis
§ 54-102i Procedure for conducting DNA analysis of blood or other biological sample
§ 54-102j Dissemination of information in DNA data bank
§ 54-102k Unauthorized dissemination or use of DNA data bank information. Obtaining blood sample without authority. Penalties
§ 54-102l Expungement of DNA data bank records and destruction of samples
§ 54-102m DNA Data Bank Oversight Panel
§ 54-102r Registration of persons convicted of sexual assault upon release from correctional facility or completion or termination of probation
§ 54-102aa Tuberculosis testing: Definitions. Requirements
§ 54-102bb Procedures for evaluation of tuberculosis infection
§ 54-102cc Tuberculosis infection control committee
§ 54-102dd Inmates with infectious tuberculosis required to be isolated. Persons exposed encouraged to be tested
§ 54-102ee Department contract option for testing of tuberculosis
§ 54-102jj Preservation of biological evidence
§ 54-102kk DNA testing of biological evidence
§ 54-102pp Review of wrongful convictions
§ 54-102uu Compensation for wrongful incarceration
§ 54-103 Commission on Adult Probation
§ 54-103a Office of Adult Probation
§ 54-103b Services for probation referrals. Duties of Court Support Services Division. Contractual services and alternative incarceration program
§ 54-104 Appointment of Director of Probation and probation officers. Qualifying examinations
§ 54-105 Duties of executive director of Court Support Services Division re probation. Intensive probation program. Community service program. Caseload limitation
§ 54-105a Funds for the probation transition program and technical violation units
§ 54-108 Duties of probation officers
§ 54-108a Supervision of probationers
§ 54-108b Risk assessment and monitoring standards developed by Chief Court Administrator
§ 54-108c Availability of information on outstanding arrest warrants for probation violations
§ 54-108d Authority of probation officers to detain certain persons, seize contraband and act as member of fugitive task force
§ 54-108e Duties of probation officers. Availability of information contained in alternative sentencing plan or community release plan
§ 54-108f Issuance of certificate of rehabilitation by Court Support Services Division. Modification or revocation
§ 54-108g Prohibition against disclosure of personal information of probation officers to certain individuals under the Freedom of Information Act
§ 54-121 Indeterminate sentence
§ 54-123 Transportation of prisoner discharged from jail
§ 54-123a Judicial Department duties re alternative sanctions and incarceration programs
§ 54-123d Establishment of alternative incarceration center providing mental health services
§ 54-124 Board of Parole. Appointment and duties of executive secretary
§ 54-124a Board of Pardons and Paroles
§ 54-124b Caseload of parole officers
§ 54-124c Responsibility of the Department of Correction for supervision of persons released from confinement
§ 54-124d Criminal history records check of Board of Parole personnel
§ 54-124e Board of Pardons and Paroles as successor department to Board of Pardons and Board of Parole
§ 54-125 Parole of prisoner serving indeterminate sentence
§ 54-125a Parole of inmate serving sentence of more than two years. Eligibility. Hearing to determine suitability for parole release of certain inmates
§ 54-125b Parole of prisoner after administrative review without a hearing
§ 54-125c Sexual offender treatment as precondition for parole hearing
§ 54-125d Deportation parole of aliens
§ 54-125e Special parole. Conditions. Duration. Violation. Hearing. Disposition
§ 54-125f Pilot zero-tolerance drug supervision program
§ 54-125g Parole of prisoner nearing end of maximum sentence
§ 54-125h Transfer of prisoner granted parole and nearing parole release date
§ 54-125i Parole of prisoner without a hearing
§ 54-126 Rules and regulations concerning parole. Enforcement
§ 54-126a Testimony of crime victim at parole hearing. Notification to victim
§ 54-127 Rearrest
§ 54-127a Parole revocation and rescission hearings
§ 54-128 Period of confinement in correctional institution after parole violation
§ 54-129 Discharge of paroled prisoner
§ 54-130 State Prison for Women not covered
§ 54-130a Jurisdiction and authority of board to grant commutations of punishment, releases, pardons and certificates of rehabilitation
§ 54-130b Commutation of punishment and deportation of inmates who are aliens
§ 54-130c Information about prisoner
§ 54-130d Testimony of crime victim at session of board. Notification of Office of Victim Services of board’s action
§ 54-130e Provisional pardons. Certificates of rehabilitation
§ 54-130f Pardon eligibility notice
§ 54-130g Pardon for violation of certain provisions of section 53a-61aa or 53a-62. Criteria
§ 54-131 Employment of paroled or discharged prisoners. Interviews
§ 54-131a Release of inmate on medical parole
§ 54-131b Eligibility for medical parole
§ 54-131c Medical diagnosis
§ 54-131d Conditions of release on medical parole
§ 54-131e Requests for medical diagnosis
§ 54-131f Special panel. Emergency review
§ 54-131g Effect on parole or other release
§ 54-131k Compassionate parole release
§ 54-132 Definitions
§ 54-133 Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision
§ 54-133a Motor vehicle violation deemed a criminal offense for purposes of Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision
§ 54-142 Destruction of notes received for unpaid fines
§ 54-86o Jailhouse witnesses in a criminal prosecution
§ 54-125j Reporting re outcomes of parole revocation hearings
§ 54-86p Hearing re reliability and admissibility of jailhouse witness testimony in criminal prosecutions
§ 54-129a Termination of special parole determination. Notification to victim. Statement of victim

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 961

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • crime victim: means an individual who suffers direct or threatened physical, emotional or financial harm as a result of a crime and includes immediate family members of a minor, incompetent individual or homicide victim and a person designated by a homicide victim in accordance with §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1k
  • 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.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • 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.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • jail: means a correctional facility administered by the Commissioner of Correction. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mistrial: An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error. When a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again from the selection of the jury.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • 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
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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:
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • 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.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • 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.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • 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.