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Criminal Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


AC45512 - State v. DeCosta (Interfering with an officer; payment of fine pursuant to § 54-96a; “In sentencing the defendant, the court imposed only a fine of $200, which the defendant immediately and voluntarily paid before leaving the courthouse on the date the judgment was rendered. On appeal, the defendant claims that the judgment must be reversed because the court improperly did not advise him during its plea canvass that, by pleading guilty, he was waiving his right to a jury trial.”)