State/Prov.  : Connecticut

Case name    : Greenan v. Greenan

Case #          : No. 34320

Court             : Connecticut Appellate Court

Reviewed by : Laura W. Morgan

Main issue     : Evidence

Erasure of criminal records statute did not preclude admission of evidence in marriage dissolution proceeding regarding husband’s prior arrest on drug related charges and subsequent successful completion of diversionary program, even though police and court records pertaining to drug arrest had been erased, where no records of the prior proceedings were admitted into evidence in dissolution proceeding, but rather, husband testified, based on his recollection of erased events, regarding arrest and its effects on his employment and visitation with children, and husband’s attorney elicited testimony from court-appointed evaluator regarding effect of husband’s arrest on his visitation with children and referenced arrest in closing argument.

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