from the Connecticut Judicial Branch -
Common Legal Words:
convicted offender receives a suspended term of
incarceration and is then supervised by a
probation officer for a period of time set by a judge.
A person under probation supervision whose location is
unknown, in violation of the conditions of their
Court Forms from the Connecticut Judicial Branch:
Publications from the Connecticut
Research Guides Prepared by the Connecticut Judicial
Branch Law Librarians:
Arrest Warrant Database on Violation of Adult Probation:
Statistics on Adult Probation
Office of Legislative Research
DNA Sampling and Analysis
criminal offenders are required to submit to DNA
samples? Where is DNA information stored?
OLR Backgrounder: Sex
Offenders on Probation and Parole - Treatment and
Housing Restrictions -
This backgrounder briefly describes the policies the
state Court Support
Services Division's (CSSD) Sex Offender Unit (probation
officers), and Department of Correction's (DOC) Parole and Community Service's
Special Management Unit (parole officers) follow to regulate housing and
treatment of sex
offenders released from prison into the community.
Officers in both units have specific training in sex-offender management and
evidence-based interventions; they have significantly smaller caseloads
than those supervising other offenders.
Probation and Travel
You asked if someone on probation can travel outside of
the state, whether for
a single night or an extended period. You also asked
whether the state is part of an interstate compact that
governs out-of-state travel by probationers.
People in Prison for Violating
You asked about the number of people sentenced to
prison for violating probation and what their underlying
Adults on Probation
You asked for the number of adult probationers by town
and for a map displaying the number as a percentage of a
Probation – Sex Offenders in
Each Community -
You asked for the number of sex offenders on probation
in each community.
Probation – Sex Offenders
You asked for information about how sex offenders on
probation are supervised.
You asked about the number of
people on probation and their charges.
Electronic Monitoring of Probationers and Parolees
You asked whether the state has the authority to
and parolees to be electronically monitored. If so, you
asked for the number of people being monitored.
Authority to Set Conditions of Release -
You asked if courts, the Board of Pardons and Paroles,
and probation and
parole officers are authorized to set release conditions
that place restrictions
on residence, jobs, hours outside of the home, and
movement, including their ability to require electronic monitoring. You are also
interested in the authority
and duties of sex offender units in the Office of Adult
You asked what a probation officer does to make
sure probationers are not taking illegal drugs. You
also asked for a copy of a recent Yale University
study on Connecticut probationers.
asked whether a therapist may reveal information he
learns in a court-ordered group therapy session
involving people on probation?
Search Waivers for Parolees
and Probationers -
You asked (1) whether probationers must consent to
warrantless searches as
a condition of program participation and (2) if the same
to people on parole.
Violation of Probation -
You asked whether a probationer who (1) received
probation on condition that
he not commit any new crime and (2) has been arrested
for a new crime could
be judged in violation of his probation before he has
been convicted of that
crime. You also asked for a legislative history of the
violation of probation law
(CGS § 53a-32).
Judicial Branch law libraries hold a number of items
that may be helpful when researching probation. Search
online catalog for
availability and locations.
Connecticut Criminal Procedure,
by Hon. Carl J. Schuman, Connecticut Law Tribune.
Connecticut Practice Series: Connecticut Criminal
by Hon. David M. Borden and Leonard Orland, Thomson
West, volume 4.
Connecticut Practice Series: Criminal Law 2d,
by Hon. David M.
Borden and Leonard Orland, Thomson West, volume 10.
The Law of Probation and
Neil P. Cohen, Thomson West.
Guide: Connecticut Criminal Law,
by Stephan E. Seeger, LexisNexis.
– Addiction Services
Order for examination for alcohol or drug dependency
Order of treatment for alcohol or drug dependency of
Completion of treatment program by convicted person
Modification of sentence or terms of probation prior to
completion of treatment program by convicted person.
– Penal Code Offenses
Probation and conditional discharge: Criteria; periods;
continuation or termination
Conditions of probation and conditional discharge
Calculation of periods of probation and conditional
discharge. Compliance with conditions during interrupted
Violation of probation or conditional discharge. Notice
to victim or victim advocate. Arrest. Pretrial release
conditions and supervision. Hearing. Disposition.
Violation of probation by certain sexual offenders.
Termination of probation or conditional discharge.
Failure to appear in the first degree: Class D felony.
Failure to appear in the second degree: Class A
– Trial and Proceedings After Conviction
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the full-text of the statutes:
Presentence investigation of defendant
Duties of probation officers.
Availability of information on outstanding arrest
warrants for probation violations.
Authority of probation officers to detain certain
persons, seized contraband . . .
Prohibition against disclosure of personal information
of probation officers to certain individuals under the
Freedom of Information Act.
Connecticut Practice Book
Clerks, Files and Records
Sentencing, Judgment and Appeal
Sec. 43-10. Sentencing Hearing - Procedures to Be Followed
Sec. 43-29. Revocation of Probation
Sec. 43-29A. Notice of Motions to Modify or Enlarge
Conditions of Probation or Conditional Discharge or
Terminate Conditions of Probation or Conditional
Sec. 43-32. Stay of Probation on Appeal
Code of Evidence
Article 1. General Provisions
Sec. 1-1(d). The code inapplicable. “The Code, other than
with respect to privileges, does not apply in
proceedings such as, but not limited to, the following:
. . . (4) Proceedings
Burns v. United States, 287 U.S. 216, 220, 53 S. Ct.
154, 77 L. Ed. 266 (1932). “It was designed to provide a
period of grace in order to aid the rehabilitation of a
penitent offender; to take advantage of an opportunity
for reformation which actual service of the suspended
sentence might make less probable. . . Probation is thus
conferred as a privilege and cannot be demanded as a
right. It is a matter of favor, not of contract. There
is no requirement that it must be granted on a specified
showing. The defendant stands convicted; he faces
punishment and cannot insist on terms or strike a
bargain. To accomplish the purpose of the statute, an
exceptional degree of flexibility in administration is
essential. It is necessary to individualize each case,
to give that careful, humane and comprehensive
consideration to the particular situation of each
offender which would be possible only in the exercise of
a broad discretion.’”
State v. Obas, 147 Conn. App. 465, 482-483, 83 A.3d
674 (2014). “It is well settled that the trial court
maintains discretion to supervise and, as appropriate,
to enlarge or modify the terms of a probationer's
State v. Shuck, 112 Conn. App. 407, 409-410, 962
A.2d 900 (2009). “’Probation itself is a conditional
liberty and a privilege that, once granted, is a
constitutionally protected interest.... The revocation
proceeding must comport with the basic requirements of
due process because termination of that privilege
results in a loss of liberty. . .’ (Citation omitted;
internal quotation marks omitted.) State v.
Conn. App. 781, 789, 809 A.2d 1132 (2002), cert. denied,
262 Conn. 937, 815 A.2d 137 (2003).