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Connecticut Laws | Title 54 Criminal Procedure
Sec. 54-193b. Limitation of prosecution for sexual assault offenses when DNA evidence available.


Sec. 54-194. Effect of the repeal of a criminal statute. (1706)(Text)

The repeal of any statute defining or prescribing the punishment for any crime shall not affect any pending prosecution or any existing liability to prosecution and punishment therefor, unless expressly provided in the repealing statute that such repeal shall have that effect. (1707)

Sec. 54-195. Penalty when no penalty provided. (1708)(Text)

Any person who is convicted of a violation of any provision of the general statutes for which violation no penalty is expressly provided shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars. (1709)

Secs. 54-196 to 54-198. Accessories. Conspiracy. Attempt to commit statutory crime. (1710)(Text)

Sections 54-196 to 54-198, inclusive, are repealed. (1711)

Sec. 54-199. Parent or guardian to accompany minor in court. Representatives of commissioner. (1712)(Text)

Whenever any minor charged with the commission of an offense is to appear in any court, he shall be accompanied by one of his parents, if such parent is physically capable of appearing and is within the jurisdiction of such court, or by his legally appointed guardian, if any. In the case of any child committed to the guardianship of the Commissioner of Social Services or the Commissioner of Children and Families, said commissioner may designate any member of his department to act as his representative. If any such parent, guardian or representative fails to appear in court as required by this section, the court may continue the case until he so appears and may issue a subpoena to compel his attendance. Failure to appear in response to such subpoena shall be punishable as contempt of court. The judge of such court may, in his discretion and for good cause, waive the requirement that a minor be accompanied by his parent, guardian or a department of social services representative. (1713)

Sec. 54-200. When acquittal or conviction not a bar to further complaint. (1714)(Text)

No acquittal or conviction for any criminal offense, had upon any complaint issued by the procurement or at the solicitation of the person committing it, shall be a bar to another complaint or information for the same offense. (1715)


Sec. 54-201. Definitions. (1717)(Text)

As used in sections 54-201 to 54-233, inclusive: (1718)

(1) "Victim" means a person who is injured or killed as provided in section 54-209; (1719)

(2) "Personal injury" means (A) actual bodily harm and mental anguish which is the direct result of bodily injury and includes pregnancy and any condition thereof, or (B) injury to a guide dog or assistance dog owned or kept by a blind or disabled person; (1720)

(3) "Dependent" means any relative of a deceased victim or a person designated by a deceased victim in accordance with section 1-56r who was wholly or partially dependent upon his income at the time of his death or the child of a deceased victim and shall include the child of such victim born after his death; (1721)

(4) "Relative" means a person's spouse, parent, grandparent, stepparent, child, including a natural born child, stepchild and adopted child, grandchild, brother, sister, half brother or half sister or a parent of a person's spouse; (1722)

(5) "Crime" means any act which is a felony, as defined in section 53a-25, or misdemeanor, as defined in section 53a-26, and includes any crime committed by a juvenile. (1723)

Sec. 54-202. Compensation commissioners; appointment; Chief Victim Compensation Commissioner; temporary victim compensation commissioners; compensation. (1724)(Text)

(a) On or before July 1, 1993, the Governor shall appoint five victim compensation commissioners for a term of four years to conduct hearings and make determinations as provided in sections 54-201 to 54-233, inclusive. To be eligible for appointment, a victim compensation commissioner shall have been admitted to the practice of law in this state for at least five years prior to the appointment. (1725)

(b) Each victim compensation commissioner shall be eligible for reappointment and may be removed by the Governor for inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office after due notice and hearing. (1726)

(c) A Chief Victim Compensation Commissioner shall be designated by the Chief Court Administrator from among the five victim compensation commissioners appointed by the Governor. The Chief Court Administrator may appoint qualified attorneys to serve as temporary victim compensation commissioners when victim compensation commissioners are not available or when additional victim compensation commissioners are necessary for the expeditious processing of claims. Temporary victim compensation commissioners shall have the same qualifications for appointment and the same powers as victim compensation commissioners. (1727)

(d) Each victim compensation commissioner and temporary victim compensation commissioner shall receive one hundred twenty-five dollars for each day of service. (1728)

Sec. 54-202a. Executive director. Appointment; term; salary; duties. Deputy director of compensation. Deputy director of victim services. (1729)(Text)

Section 54-202a is repealed, effective July 1, 1993. (1730)

Sec. 54-203. Office of Victim Services established. Powers and duties. (1731)(Text)

(a) There is established an Office of Victim Services within the Judicial Department. (1732)

(b) The Office of Victim Services shall have the following powers and duties: (1733)

(1) To direct each hospital, whether public or private, to display prominently in its emergency room posters giving notice of the availability of compensation and assistance to victims of crime or their dependents pursuant to sections 54-201 to 54-233, inclusive, and to direct every law enforcement agency of the state to inform victims of crime or their dependents of their rights pursuant to sections 54-201 to 54-233, inclusive; (1734)

(2) To request from the office of the state's attorney, state police, local police departments or any law enforcement agency such investigation and data as will enable the Office of Victim Services to determine if in fact the applicant was a victim of a crime or attempted crime and the extent, if any, to which the victim or claimant was responsible for his own injury; (1735)

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