• Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Per Curiam
As expressed in the 2012 Connecticut Appellate Court decision in State v. Doyle, "when a question of fact is essential to the outcome of a particular legal determination that implicates a defendant's constitutional rights…[the Appellate Court's] customary deference to the trial court's factual findings is tempered by a scrupulous examination of the record to ascertain that the trial court's factual findings are supported by substantial evidence."