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Procedural Outcome of DUI Cases Statewide 1999-2014 - PDF
This table shows the number and procedural outcome of DUI offenses disposed of since fiscal year 1999. Please note that individuals on parole are overseen by the state Department of Correction.

Glossary of Terms

Note on Table Creation: The information in the tables comes from databases that are always being updated. As a result, the tables only show the information that was in the databases on the day they were created. Information in the databases can change because cases that were disposed at the time the table was created were later reopened, or because of the late entry of data. Because of this, all of the tables are created on the 5th business day after the close of the fiscal year.

  • Added case: A case that is entered into one of the Judicial Branch’s automated systems.
  • Claimed case: A case in which a party or the party’s attorney (in a civil or family case) enters a claim that a case be placed onto a trial list.
  • Disposed case: A case in which a decision has been made.
  • Fiscal year: July 1st through June 30th.
  • Pending case: A case in which a decision has not been made.

Pre-Trial Alcohol Education Program

  • The Pre-Trial Alcohol Education Program (C.G.S. Sec. 54-56g) is available to persons who are charged with driving a motor vehicle or a boat under the influence (including, but not limited to, violations of Sections 14-227a, 14-227g, and 15-133 of the Connecticut General Statutes). Persons charged with a violation of section 14-227a of the Connecticut General Statutes who had participated in the alcohol education program more than 10 years earlier for a violation of Section 14-227a of the Connecticut General Statutes may also be accepted into the program.

Upon application to the alcohol education program, the court file is sealed. Applicants are referred to the Court Support Services Division (CSSD) for an eligibility investigation. They are also evaluated by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and this evaluation results in a recommendation for placement in one of three programs: (1) a 10-week intervention program; (2) a 15-week intervention program, or (3) a treatment program.

If the defendant successfully completes the assigned program, the charges are dismissed by the court. 

Driving Under the Influence Glossary

Bond forfeiture: The posted bond in the case is forfeited. The case is then closed.

Dismissed: First-time offenders can enter the pre-trial education program where their case is dismissed if they successfully complete the program.

Guilty: The defendant is found guilty either by pleading guilty or is convicted after a court or jury trial.

Not guilty: the defendant is found not guilty after a court or jury trial.

Nolle: The prosecutor elects not to pursue the case.

Suspension: The defendant fails to appear and as a result, his or her driver's license is suspended until the defendant reopens the case, at which time prosecution will resume.

 

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