State v. Howard

In State v. Howard, 221 Conn. 447, 604 A.2d 1294 (1992), the Court determined that the appropriate order of remand, where the court's intention is clear, is to combine the two conspiracy convictions and to vacate the sentence for one of them. The court reasoned that it favored that kind of rescript because if the remaining conviction were later invalidated on collateral attack for a reason not affecting the merged conviction, that unaffected conviction would be resuscitated and the defendant punished for it. Id. at 463.