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Connecticut Laws | Title 54 Criminal Procedure
CHAPTER 960* INFORMATION, PROCEDURE AND BAIL
Sec. 54-51. Reward for information as to theft of motor vehicle, livestock or poultry.

Sec. 54-51. Reward for information as to theft of motor vehicle, livestock or poultry. (382)(Text)

Section 54-51 is repealed, effective October 1, 2003. (383)

Sec. 54-52. Determination of claims to reward. (384)(Text)

When any reward is offered for the recovery of stolen property, or for information which may lead to the conviction of any criminal, or for both, the court before which conviction is had or the superior court for the judicial district where the offense was committed, at a criminal term, may decide upon the claims of the parties interested in such reward. If there is more than one claimant for the reward, the court in which the conviction was secured or the court for the judicial district wherein the offense was committed, or the presiding judge of such court, shall determine who are justly entitled to the reward, and may apportion it equitably among them. (385)

Sec. 54-53. Release by correctional officials. (386)(Text)

Each person detained in a community correctional center pursuant to the issuance of a bench warrant of arrest or for arraignment, sentencing or trial for an offense not punishable by death shall be entitled to bail and shall be released from such institution upon entering into a recognizance, with sufficient surety, or upon posting cash bail as provided in section 54-66, for the detained person's appearance before the court having cognizance of the offense, to be taken by any person designated by the Commissioner of Correction at the institution where the person is detained. The person so designated shall deliver the recognizance or cash bail to the clerk of the appropriate court before the opening of the court on the first court day thereafter. When cash bail in excess of ten thousand dollars is received for a detained person accused of a felony, where the underlying facts and circumstances of the felony involve the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person, the person so designated shall prepare a report that contains (1) the name, address and taxpayer identification number of the detained person, (2) the name, address and taxpayer identification number of each person offering the cash bail, other than a person licensed as a professional bondsman under chapter 533 or a surety bail bond agent under chapter 700f, (3) the amount of cash received, and (4) the date the cash was received. Not later than fifteen days after receipt of such cash bail, the person so designated shall file the report with the Department of Revenue Services and mail a copy of the report to the state's attorney for the judicial district in which the alleged offense was committed and to each person offering the cash bail. (387)

Sec. 54-53a. Detention of persons who have not made bail. (388)(Text)

(a) No person who has not made bail may be detained in a community correctional center pursuant to the issuance of a bench warrant of arrest or for arraignment, sentencing or trial for an offense not punishable by death, for longer than forty-five days, unless at the expiration of the forty-five days he is presented to the court having cognizance of the offense. On each such presentment, the court may reduce, modify or discharge the bail, or may for cause shown remand the person to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction. On the expiration of each successive forty-five-day period, the person may again by motion be presented to the court for such purpose. (389)

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any person who has not made bail and is detained in a community correctional center pursuant to the issuance of a bench warrant of arrest or for arraignment, sentencing or trial for an offense classified as a class D felony or as a misdemeanor, except a person charged with a crime in another state and detained pursuant to chapter 964 or a person detained for violation of his parole pending a parole revocation hearing, shall be presented to the court having cognizance of the offense within thirty days of the date of his detention. On such presentment, the court may reduce, modify or discharge the bail or may for cause shown remand the person to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction. On the expiration of each successive thirty-day period, the person shall again be presented to the court for such purpose. (390)

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, any person who has not made bail may be heard by the court upon a motion for modification of the bail at any time. (391)

Secs. 54-54 and 54-55. Original information in Court of Common Pleas. Information in cases appealed to Court of Common Pleas. (392)(Text)

Sections 54-54 and 54-55 are repealed. (393)

Sec. 54-56. Dismissal of information by court. (394)(Text)

All courts having jurisdiction of criminal cases shall at all times have jurisdiction and control over informations and criminal cases pending therein and may, at any time, upon motion by the defendant, dismiss any information and order such defendant discharged if, in the opinion of the court, there is not sufficient evidence or cause to justify the bringing or continuing of such information or the placing of the person accused therein on trial. (395)

Sec. 54-56a. (Formerly Sec. 54-2b). Pleading by mail in certain motor vehicle cases. (396)(Text)

In any criminal action arising out of an alleged violation of the law relating to motor vehicles, except a violation of section 14-219 specified in subsection (e) of said section 14-219, appearances, pleas of not guilty and requests for trial by jury or court may be made by or on behalf of the defendant by mailing such pleas and requests by first-class mail, postage prepaid, to the clerk of the court in which such case is to be tried, which pleas and requests shall be received by said clerk not later than the court day next preceding the court day on which the defendant is to appear. Said pleas and claims shall be filed on forms approved by the Office of the Chief Court Administrator. (397)

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