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Criminal Jury Instructions

 

BLIND PERSON

"Blind person" means any person whose central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or if (his/her) visual acuity is greater than 20/200 but is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than twenty degrees.

Source:  General Statutes § 53a-320 (3) (applies to Part XXVI:  Abuse of Elderly, Blind, Disabled or Mentally Retarded Person, §§ 53a-320 -- 53a-323).

Commentary:  This definition incorporates the definition in § 1-1f (a).

 

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