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See Also: Law About Pardons and Paroles, Law About Probation, and Connecticut Law About Criminal Penalties

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Connecticut Statutes

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Chapter 170. Boards of Education

  • Sec. 10-221d. Criminal history and child abuse and neglect registry records checks of applicants and employees of eligible school operators. Termination or dismissal. Fingerprinting. Availability of information re applicant's history.

Chapter 529. Division of State Police

  • Sec. 29-11. State Police Bureau of Identification. Fees. Agreements re fingerprinting. Regulations.

  • Sec. 29-16. Use of information.

Chapter 961a. Criminal Records

Connecticut Practice Book

  • Section 7-13. Criminal/Motor Vehicle Files and Records

  • Section 7-14. Reports from Adult Probation and Family Division

  • Section 7-15. Retention Ordered by Chief Court Administrator; Transfer to State Library

  • Section 7-16. Motion to Prevent Destruction of File

  • Section 42-49. Closure of Courtroom in Criminal Cases

  • Section 42-49A. Sealing or Limiting Disclosure of Documents in Criminal Cases

Attorney General Opinions
Office of the Attorney General

  • #2016-02 Formal Opinion dated March 7, 2016
    Records associated with a conviction for which a conditional pardon has been granted are not subject to erasure under state law.

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) Forms

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