State v. Loyd

In State v. Loyd, 8 Conn. App. 491, 513 A.2d 193, as corrected 540 A.2d 1058 (1986), cert. denied, 203 Conn. 801, 522 A.2d 293 (1987), the trial court's failure to inform the defendant of the minimum sentences for each of the crimes with which he was charged was of constitutional dimension because the "essential holding of Boykin v. Alabama is that an accused must be equipped with a full understanding of what a guilty plea connotes and of its consequences." Thus, in Loyd it was shown under the circumstances of that case that the requirement of Practice Book 711 (2), now 39-19 (2), that the court discuss with the defendant the mandatory minimum sentence for the crime charged was of constitutional magnitude.