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Connecticut Laws | Title 54 Criminal Procedure
CHAPTER 959* COURT JURISDICTION AND POWER
Sec. 54-2b.

Sec. 54-2b. (69)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 960, Sec. 54-56a. (70)

Sec. 54-2c. Traffic violator need not appear in court, when. Schedule of fines established. (71)(Text)

Section 54-2c is repealed. (72)

Sec. 54-2d. Notation in computer network of actions taken by law enforcement agency to execute certain warrants. (73)(Text)

Not later than thirty days after the entry of the issuance of any rearrest warrant or arrest warrant for a violation of probation into the paperless rearrest warrant network, the law enforcement agency for the municipality in which the accused person resides shall, if such network is available and accessible to such agency, enter a notation in such network of the actions, if any, that have been taken by such agency to execute the warrant and apprehend the accused person. (74)

Sec. 54-2e. Issuance of rearrest warrant or capias for failure to appear. (75)(Text)

Unless good cause is shown, no court shall issue a rearrest warrant or a capias for failure to appear as provided in section 53a-173 prior to four o'clock p.m. of the day of the alleged failure to appear. (76)

Secs. 54-3 and 54-4. Issue of warrant after arrest. Trial justice may issue criminal process to be served anywhere in the state. (77)(Text)

Sections 54-3 and 54-4 are repealed. (78)

Sec. 54-5. (79)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 960, Sec. 54-56f. (80)

Secs. 54-6 to 54-12. Criminal jurisdiction of municipal courts. Limit of jurisdiction of municipal courts. Jurisdiction over violations concerning overweight commercial vehicles. Bonds on adjournment of hearing. Copies of files and records for Superior Court and state's attorneys on bindover; notice when proceeding pending on seized property. Appointment of court interpreters in municipal and trial justice court. Appeal from municipal court or trial justice. (81)(Text)

Sections 54-6 to 54-12, inclusive, are repealed. (82)

Secs. 54-13 and 54-14. (83)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 961, Secs. 54-96a and 54-96b, respectively. (84)

Secs. 54-15 and 54-16. Binding over on probable cause. Jurisdiction of Common Pleas Court on appeals. (85)(Text)

Sections 54-15 and 54-16 are repealed. (86)

Sec. 54-17. (87)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 961, Sec. 54-95a. (88)

Sec. 54-17a. Presentation in one judicial district for offenses charged in various districts where defendant to plead guilty. (89)(Text)

When any person is arrested in any judicial district upon a criminal charge within the jurisdiction of the Superior Court and any indictment or information is pending against him in the superior court for one or more other judicial districts, he may, with his consent and that of the state's attorney for each such judicial district, be presented in the judicial district where the first warrant served upon him originated for all of the offenses to which he intends to plead guilty. (90)

Sec. 54-18. (91)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 890, Sec. 51-353a. (92)

Secs. 54-18a to 54-21. Transfer of criminal cases between Superior and Common Pleas Court. Certain cases to be tried at first term. Search when cruelty is suspected. Search warrants in cases of cruelty to animals. (93)(Text)

Sections 54-18a to 54-21, inclusive, are repealed. (94)

Secs. 54-22 to 54-24. (95)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 961, Secs. 54-82i to 54-82k, inclusive. (96)

Secs. 54-25 and 54-26. Release on recognizance. Witnesses in courts of other states. (97)(Text)

Sections 54-25 and 54-26 are repealed. (98)

Sec. 54-27. (99)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 890, Sec. 51-348a. (100)

Sec. 54-28. (101)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 890, Sec. 51-352b. (102)

Secs. 54-29 to 54-31. Seizure of obscene literature and gambling implements. Illegal articles and implements to be destroyed. Judges of city courts may act. (103)(Text)

Sections 54-29 to 54-31, inclusive, are repealed. (104)

Sec. 54-32. (105)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 945, Sec. 53-243a. (106)

PART II* SEARCHES (107)(Text)

Sec. 54-33a. Issuance of search warrant. (108)(Text)

(a) As used in sections 54-33a to 54-33g, inclusive, "property" includes, without limitation, documents, books, papers, films, recordings and any other tangible thing. (109)

(b) Upon complaint on oath by any state's attorney or assistant state's attorney or by any two credible persons, to any judge of the Superior Court or judge trial referee, that such state's attorney or assistant state's attorney or such persons have probable cause to believe that any property (1) possessed, controlled, designed or intended for use or which is or has been used or which may be used as the means of committing any criminal offense; or (2) which was stolen or embezzled; or (3) which constitutes evidence of an offense, or that a particular person participated in the commission of an offense, is within or upon any place, thing or person, such judge or judge trial referee, except as provided in section 54-33j, may issue a warrant commanding a proper officer to enter into or upon such place or thing, search the same or the person and take into such officer's custody all such property named in the warrant. (110)

(c) A warrant may issue only on affidavit sworn to by the complainant or complainants before the judge or judge trial referee and establishing the grounds for issuing the warrant, which affidavit shall be part of the arrest file. If the judge or judge trial referee is satisfied that grounds for the application exist or that there is probable cause to believe that they exist, the judge or judge trial referee shall issue a warrant identifying the property and naming or describing the person, place or thing to be searched. The warrant shall be directed to any police officer of a regularly organized police department or any state police officer, to an inspector in the Division of Criminal Justice or to a conservation officer, special conservation officer or patrolman acting pursuant to section 26-6. The warrant shall state the date and time of its issuance and the grounds or probable cause for its issuance and shall command the officer to search within a reasonable time the person, place or thing named, for the property specified. The inadvertent failure of the issuing judge or judge trial referee to state on the warrant the time of its issuance shall not in and of itself invalidate the warrant. (111)

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