A summary contempt proceeding may be found in substantial compliance with Practice Book §1-16 when the record makes it clear that the proceeding served the provision's overarching purpose to ensure fairness in the adjudication of summary contempt by requiring that no one be convicted of that crime unless he was on notice of the charge against him and given an opportunity to allocute.
Hardy v. Superior Court
Connecticut Supreme Court
August 13, 2012
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