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In re Carlos Q.

April 10, 2001

CT Appellate Division 62 Conn. App. 681 (2001) April 10, 2001   This case represents the second Connecticut appellate decision issued in 2001 involving the Department of Children and Families’ (“DCF”) attempt to extend the commitment of a juvenile offender beyond the initial eighteen month period (see In re Jason C. and In re Greily L. in Kidscounsel case […]


State v. Jason B.

March 4, 1999

CT Supreme Court 248 Conn. 543; 729 A.2d 760 (1999) May 4 1999   Defendant had been convicted of statutory rape. On the date of the incident, the victim, born on August 16, 1980, was fourteen years old. The defendant, born on May 9, 1978, was sixteen. The Supreme Court found that, at the time […]


In re James B., Jr.

November 8, 1998

US Court of Appeals 5 Conn. Supp. 315, 714 A. 2d 735 1998   Pursuant to Conn. General Statutes Section 46b-124(e), the victim now has the same rights of access to the court file in juvenile court as a victim in adult criminal court. The victim does not have access to any privileged material (especially […]


State v. Angel C.


CT Supreme Court 245 Conn. 93; 715 A.2d 652 1998   Four defendants, ages fourteen and fifteen were convicted of A and B felonies in the adult criminal courts. They had been automatically transferred from the juvenile courts, based on their age and type of crime committed, pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 46b-127(a): Transfer […]


In re James B., Jr.


CT Superior Court 45 Conn. Supp. 315, 714 A. 2d 735 1998 Pursuant to Conn. General Statutes Section 46b-124(e), the victim now has the same rights of access to the court file in juvenile court as a victim in adult criminal court. The victim does not have access to any privileged material (especially privileged communications […]


United States of America v Male Juvenile

November 8, 1997

US Court of Appeals 121 F.3d 34 (2d Cir. 1997) 1997   Court held that juvenile’s mental disabilities did not preclude finding that he knowingly waived his Miranda rights.


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