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Connecticut Laws | Title 54 Criminal Procedure
CHAPTER 960* INFORMATION, PROCEDURE AND BAIL
Sec. 54-66a. Automatic termination of bail bonds.

Sec. 54-66a. Automatic termination of bail bonds. (600)(Text)

Any bail bond posted in any criminal proceeding in this state shall be automatically terminated and released whenever the defendant: (1) Is granted accelerated rehabilitation pursuant to section 54-56e; (2) is granted admission to the pretrial alcohol education program pursuant to section 54-56g; (3) is granted admission to the pretrial family violence education program pursuant to section 46b-38c; (4) is granted admission to the community service labor program pursuant to section 53a-39c; (5) is granted admission to the pretrial drug education program pursuant to section 54-56i; (6) has the complaint or information filed against such defendant dismissed; (7) is acquitted; (8) is sentenced by the court; (9) is granted admission to the pretrial school violence prevention program pursuant to section 54-56j; or (10) is charged with a violation of section 29-33 and prosecution has been suspended pursuant to subsection (h) of section 29-33. (601)

Sec. 54-67. When attorneys not allowed to give bonds. (602)(Text)

No attorney-at-law may give any bond or recognizance in any criminal action or proceeding in which he is interested as attorney. (603)

Sec. 54-68. Persons charged with gaming to give bonds. (604)(Text)

Section 54-68 is repealed. (605)

Sec. 54-69. Motion of parties to modify conditions of release. (606)(Text)

(a) Whenever in any criminal prosecution the state's attorney for any judicial district or the assistant state's attorney is of the opinion that the bond without or with surety given by any accused person is excessive or insufficient in amount or security, or that the written promise of such person to appear is inadequate, or whenever any accused person alleges that the amount or security of the bond given by such accused person is excessive, such state's attorney or assistant state's attorney or the accused person may bring an application to the court in which the prosecution is pending or to any judge thereof, alleging such excess, insufficiency, or inadequacy, and, after notice as hereinafter provided and hearing, such judge shall in bailable offenses continue, modify or set conditions of release upon the first of the following conditions of release found sufficient to provide reasonable assurance of the appearance of the accused in court: (1) Upon such person's execution of a written promise to appear, (2) upon such person's execution of a bond without surety in no greater amount than necessary, (3) upon such person's execution of a bond with surety in no greater amount than necessary. (607)

(b) No hearing upon any such application shall be had until a copy of such application, together with a notice of the time and place of hearing thereon, has been served upon the surety or sureties upon such bond, if any, and upon the appropriate bail commissioner and, in the case of an application by an accused person, upon any such state's attorney, or, in the case of the application by any such state's attorney, upon the accused person. (608)

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, a hearing may be had on an application by any such state's attorney without a copy of such application and notice of the hearing being served upon the surety or sureties upon such bond, if any, the appropriate bail commissioner and the accused person if the accused person is charged with the commission of a family violence crime, as defined in section 46b-38a, or a violation of section 53a-181c, 53a-181d, 53a-181e, 53a-223 or 53a-223b and is being presented at the next sitting of the Superior Court as required by section 54-1g. (609)

Sec. 54-69a. Motion of bail commissioner to modify conditions of release. (610)(Text)

A bail commissioner who has reason to believe that a person released under any of the provisions of sections 54-63a to 54-63g, inclusive, 54-64a, 54-64b and 54-69 intends not to appear in court as required by the conditions of release may apply to a judge of the court before which the person is required to appear, and verify by oath or otherwise the reason for his belief, and request that the person be brought before the court in order that the conditions of his release be reviewed. Upon finding reasonable grounds that the released person intends not to appear, the judge shall forthwith issue a capias directed to a proper officer or indifferent person, commanding him forthwith to arrest and bring the person to the court for a hearing to review the conditions of release. Such hearing shall be upon due notice as provided in section 54-69. (611)

Sec. 54-69b. Authority of court to modify conditions of release. (612)(Text)

The provisions of any promise or bond taken under section 54-63c or section 54-63d may at any time be modified by the court or any judge thereof as provided in section 54-69. (613)

Sec. 54-70. Compromise of forfeited bonds. (614)(Text)

Section 54-70 is repealed. (615)

Sec. 54-71. Mistake in form of recognizance. (616)(Text)

No recognizance given by the accused in a criminal prosecution for his appearance before any court may be discharged for any mistake in form, if its terms are in substantial compliance with the requirements of law. (617)

Sec. 54-71a. No civil liability for release. (618)(Text)

No bail commissioner, no employee of any police department, no state's attorney or assistant state's attorney and no municipality may be held liable in a civil action for damages on account of the release of any person under any of the provisions of sections 54-63a to 54-63g, inclusive, 54-64a, 54-64b and 54-69. (619)

Sec. 54-72. Fines and forfeitures; prosecutions; liability of corporation. (620)(Text)

All fines, forfeitures and penalties, unless otherwise expressly disposed of by law, if imposed on any person by the Superior Court, shall belong to the state. When a fine, penalty or forfeiture is imposed by any statute as a punishment for any offense, and any part thereof is given to the person aggrieved or to him who sues therefor and the other part to the state, all proper informing officers shall make presentment of such offense to the court having cognizance thereof; and the whole of such fine, penalty or forfeiture shall in such case belong to the state. Whenever any corporation has incurred a penalty or forfeiture or is liable to a fine, the state's attorney in the judicial district wherein such corporation is located or has its principal place of business in this state may bring a civil action under the provisions of this section, in the name of the state, to recover such penalty, forfeiture or fine. The court shall render judgment, under the limitations of law, for the recovery of such penalty, forfeiture or fine, and issue execution therefor. (621)

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