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.
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.
First-time offenders can enter the pre-trial
education program where their case is dismissed
if they successfully complete the program.
defendant is found guilty either by pleading
guilty or is convicted after a court or jury
Not guilty: the
defendant is found not guilty after a court or
prosecutor elects not to pursue the case.
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.