2009 Connecticut Code
Title 53a Penal Code
Chapter 952 Penal Code: Offenses
Sec. 53a-130. Criminal impersonation: Class B misdemeanor.
(b) Criminal impersonation is a class B misdemeanor.
(1969, P.A. 828, S. 132; P.A. 97-123, S. 3.)
History: P.A. 97-123 amended Subsec. (a)(3) to exclude from the offense a person pretending to be "a sworn member of an organized local police department or the Division of State Police within the Department of Public Safety" and include the wearing or display of a "shield".
Cited. 194 C. 213; Id., 233. Cited. 207 C. 109. Cited. 209 C. 23. Cited. 225 C. 650.
Held not to be unconstitutionally vague. 2 CA 204. Cited. 18 CA 694. Cited. 32 CA 724. Cited. 40 CA 643. Does not require use of an official or real badge because statute's goal is to prohibit criminal impersonation with intent of inducing another to submit to authority that he or she does not possess. 66 CA 819.
Subdiv. (1): Statute as written does not prohibit giving a false name. 194 C. 213. Subdiv. (1) cited. 198 C. 68; 199 C. 146; 232 C. 431; judgment superseded by en banc reconsideration, see 235 C. 502; 235 C. 502.
Subdiv. (1) cited. 33 CA 339; judgment reversed in part, see 232 C. 431; judgment reversed on issues of sufficiency of evidence and jury misconduct, see 235 C. 502. Cited. 37 CA 589. Subdiv. (3) cited. 45 CA 303. Statute prohibits impersonating another, not merely giving a false name. 60 CA 534.
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