DUI / DWI

Under Connecticut’s Implied Consent Law, any person who operates a motor vehicle has given consent, by doing so, to a test to determine blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If a driver’s BAC is over .08, then he/she is considered legally intoxicated or under the influence and can be charged with a DUI (driving under the influence).

arrested for drinking and drivingConnecticut DUI/DWI laws are strict, and the penalties for driving under the influence are severe. Even first-time offenders may be subject to substantial fines, suspension of driver’s license, probation, mandatory alcohol treatment and counseling, and even jail time. DUIs don’t go away quickly either; arrests for driving under the influence could remain on your driving record for ten years.

Immediate Action to Preserve Your Rights

Once you have been charged with a DUI, you need to contact an expert DUI attorney immediately to help you keep your driver’s license. The state of Connecticut gives you seven days to request a hearing from when you’re received notice of your license suspension from the DMV. It is preferable to fight to maintain a driver’s license than to try to get it back, so make sure to contact an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest. In other states such as New Jersey, you will be charged with an offense of Driving While Intoxicated. Each state carries different charges and laws, and you would need to hire the best NJ DWI lawyer.

Thorough Investigation to Fight Your Charges

DUI cases can be overturned if there were mistakes made during the arrest or inaccuracies on the police report. There are also other avenues of defense that can be pursued by a tenacious DUI attorney. You need an effective lawyer who will conduct an in-depth investigation of the details surrounding your arrest, including any possible violation of your civil rights before and after you were pulled over. A skilled DUI lawyer can lessen or eliminate penalties and help you avoid license suspension, your record being tarnished and your insurance premiums going up.

Penalties

  • Heavy fines
  • Suspended driver’s license
  • Mandatory alcohol treatment/counseling
  • Community service
  • Probation
  • Jail time
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If you are a potential client, please contact the knowledgeable attorneys of Fairfield Criminal Defense Attorneys for a free consultation to learn more about your rights. DUI charges require an aggressive defense, and you can count on one of our experienced attorneys to fight for the best possible outcome for your situation.