2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 54 - Criminal Procedure
Chapter 960 - Information, Procedure and Bail
Section 54-56b - Right to dismissal or trial on nolle.


CT Gen Stat § 54-56b (2012) What's This?

A nolle prosequi may not be entered as to any count in a complaint or information if the accused objects to the nolle prosequi and demands either a trial or dismissal, except with respect to prosecutions in which a nolle prosequi is entered upon a representation to the court by the prosecuting official that a material witness has died, disappeared or become disabled or that material evidence has disappeared or has been destroyed and that a further investigation is therefore necessary.

(P.A. 80-313, S. 30.)

Cited. 5 CA 347. Cited. 10 CA 217. Cited. 11 CA 224. Cited. 40 CA 705; judgment reversed, see 240 C. 590. Cited. 44 CA 162. Defendant’s objection to entry of nolle made seven weeks after it had been entered was not timely and fell outside limited jurisdiction retained by the court following entry of a nolle. 111 CA 397.

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