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Connecticut Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

  1. Avon
    1. Steier & McCormick: * Drug crimes * Drunk driving (DUI/DWI) * Vehicular offenses * Traffic violations * Juvenile delinquency * Sexual assault * Theft
  2. Berlin
    1. Berlin Law Offices: People sometimes make mistakes. While we do not want you at risk driving under the influence, you may deserve a second chance if you are arrested for drunk driving. There may also have been an error or you may have refused or failed to take a breathalyzer test. You need someone to fight to keep your driving privileges.
  3. Bethany
    1. Norman Pattis:

      DUI-DWI Terminology:

      1. DUI = Driving Under the Influence of drugs or alcohol
      2. DWI = Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Imbibing
      3. OWI = Operating (a motor vehicle) While Intoxicated
      4. BAC = Blood Alcohol Content (in Connecticut, .08 is legal drunk)
      5. Breathalyzer = A breath test administered to measure your BAC
      6. Field Sobriety Test = A volunteer test requested by police offers to evaluate your sobriety - DO NOT volunteer to take these tests because they are subjective and could be used against you
      7. Administrative Hearing = A hearing to determine whether your driving privileges should be suspended or revoked
  4. Bloomfield
    1. Baram, Tapper & Ganz: Accidents and Personal Injury Administrative Law Criminal Defense Divorce and Family Law Elder Law Employment Law Estate Planning and Administration Immigration and Nationality Law Litigation Medical and Dental Malpractice Personal Injury Probate Product Liability Residential Real Estate Title XIX - Medicaid Planning Trusts and Estates Worker's Compensation Wrongful Death
  5. Branford
    1. Evanko & Associates: DUI/DWI Any DUI in Connecticut is treated by two different systems. Even good people will sometimes make a mistake and end up in one or both of these systems. 1. The legal system Once a person has a DUI arrest, they are required to go through the entire legal process to clear their name. In some cases the person is able to avoid the stigma of a criminal record by going through aversion courses. However, these courses come with a cost, which at the moment costs approximately $200. 2. The administrative action The use of a course in the criminal system does not end the dilemma faced by a DUI arrest. The arrest also has ramifications within the DMV, which is completely separate from the criminal action. A person can have a favorable criminal outcome and manage to salvage their good name and still loose their license in an administrative proceeding.
  6. Bridgeport Bridgeport
  7. Bristol
    1. Morrocco, Alfred: Your Constitutional Rights Should you ever find yourself in a situation where someone inquires about your case, how you are involved in a case, what you witnessed, or are about to be placed under arrest or questioned, there are constitutional rights that all citizens should be aware of. The following instructions will guide you so that your actions or words do not cause you to give up any of those rights. My lawyer has told me not to talk to anyone about my case, to not answer any questions, and to not reply to accusations. Call my lawyer first if you want to ask me any questions, search me or my property, do any examination, do any lineups, or any other I.D. procedures. I do not agree to any of these things without my lawyer present and I do not want to waive or give up any of these constitutional rights. (Note: Police cannot tell a judge or jury of your silence. If they do, the case may be thrown out of court.)
    2. Andre Dorval: From initial arraignment through plea negotiations, and trial if necessary, it is imperative that you have the counsel of an experienced criminal attorney.
  8. Brookfield
    1. Kukk Law Office: When you are accused of a crime, you need a dedicated and aggressive defense attorney to help fight for your rights from the moment that you are arrested until the time the case is resolved.
  9. Brooklyn
    1. Bushman, Douglas: If you have been charged with Driving under the Influence (DUI), of either alcohol or drugs (legal or not) it is extremely important that you immediately contact a drunk driving lawyer. In Connecticut, after you have been charged with DUI you have a right to an administrative hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles before your driving privileges are suspended. You must request a hearing from the DMV, usually within 10 days of the charges or else your license will be automatically suspended. You will also be subject to court fines and mandatory jail time. Under Connecticut law, operating a motor vehicle is illegal if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over 0.08 or if you are under the influence of any drugs (legal or not), which could impair you ability to operate a vehicle. If you are a repeat DUI offender, the subsequent charge does not allow a BAC over 0.07. The state allows individuals that successfully participate in the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program to wipe their permanent record clean of a DUI offense. This is allowed 1 time every 10 years so long as there are no intervening DUI convictions.
  10. Cheshire
    1. John Ghidini: Connecticut possesses some of the toughest DUI laws in the country.  In Connecticut a person faces suspension of their driving privileges from the Department of Motor Vehicles and faces potential suspension of their driving privileges from the court system if convicted of DUI.  Given this potential double exposure, a person needs the services of a competent and able attorney.
  11. Clinton
    1. Sullivan & Heiser: Personal Injury Workers Compensation Contract Law Employment Law Insurance Law Land Use Law Collections Home Improvement Act Criminal Defense Motor Vehicle Defense DUI Defense Business and Corporate Law Family Law Divorce Real Estate
  12. Danbury
  13. East Hartford
    1. Woolf & Macci: Have you or has someone close to you been arrested for criminal or serious motor vehicle charges? Have you received a surprise visit or telephone call from law enforcement authorities asking questions about an investigation they are conducting, which may involve you? What you initially say and how you respond can have a profound impact not only on the final outcome of the matter, but more importantly on your life for a long time to come. If you have been charged with Driving under the Influence (DUI), of either alcohol or drugs (legal or not) it is extremely important that you immediately contact a drunk driving lawyer. In Connecticut, after you have been charged with DUI you have a right to an administrative hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles before your driving privileges are suspended. You must request a hearing from the DMV, usually within 10 days of the charges or else your license will be automatically suspended. You will also be subject to court fines and mandatory jail time. Under Connecticut law, operating a motor vehicle is illegal if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over 0.08 or if you are under the influence of any drugs (legal or not), which could impair you ability to operate a vehicle. If you are a repeat DUI offender, the subsequent charge does not allow a BAC over 0.07. The state allows individuals that successfully participate in the Connecticut Alcohol Education Program to wipe their permanent record clean of a DUI offense. This is allowed 1 time every 10 years so long as there are no intervening DUI convictions.
  14. East Lyme
    1. Sullivan, Linda: Homicides, Sexual Assault, Drug Charges, Driving While Intoxicated; psychiatric defenses, Pardons. Criminal And Serious Motor Vehicle Defense, Operating Under the Influence, Juvenile Criminal Defense, Pardons When you are facing a criminal investigation or criminal charges, timely, professional advice is crucial to protecting your rights. Many people are trapped or coerced into giving confessions and making admissions in the mistaken belief that they can "clear things up" on their own. If you are facing criminal charges or a criminal investigation, knowledge of your rights and professional representation can help to protect you from making bad decisions which can have serious consequences for your future.
  15. Fairfield
  16. Farmington
    1. Auger, Micael: * Foreclosure: foreclosure defense, foreclosure assistance and foreclosure alternatives, including mortgage modifications, short sales and Making Home Affordable Modifications * Bankruptcy * Real Estate: residential, commercial, litigation and land-use issues * Injuries: car, motorcycle, truck, boat accident claims, slip and fall, and workers' compensation, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, truck and bus accidents * Family Law, including divorce, child custody and child support * Criminal defense * Contract litigation
    2. Levy & Droney: As most people are aware, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense. Although most people think that the police must test the person's blood alcohol content in order to obtain a conviction, that is not the case. Operating "under the influence" may be prosecuted with or without any direct evidence of a person's blood alcohol content. The determinative issue is whether a person's ability to drive has been affected to an appreciable degree. This fact be proven through direct testimony of the police officers and/or other witnesses, without testing a person's blood alcohol content. However, in most cases, a breathalyzer test is performed to test blood alcohol content, primarily because the refusal to take such a test requires an automatic 180 day suspension from the Motor Vehicle Department.
  17. Glastonbury
    1. Shah, Tushar: DUI Defense
    2. Brown, Paindiris & Scott: How OUI Cases Work OUI cases, also referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) cases or driving while impaired (DWI) cases, are surprisingly complex. These cases involve two proceedings that have very little to do with each other. The first is the actual criminal defense case. The second is the DMV license suspension case. In order to be successful in both of these proceedings, a lawyer must understand all of the players and their roles, from the hearing officers in the DMV hearings to the prosecutors in the criminal cases.
    3. Moriarty & Paetzold: "DUI" stands for Driving under the Influence and occurs when someone is operating, or is in actual physical control, of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substance to the extent that their mental faculties are impaired and/or their blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit.
    4. John Franckling: We all make mistakes sometimes. Should you find yourself charged with a DUI offense, it’s more important than ever to have legal representation to protect your rights. The decisions you make now could affect your driving record for many years.
  18. Greenwich
    1. Ruane Attorneys at Law see more here...
    2. Hamden
      1. Cohen, Jeffrey: If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you can face serious penalties including — driver's license suspension, jail time and mandatory community service. If you have been convicted of more than one DUI in a 10 year period, the penalties are even harsher. In the state of Connecticut, you have the right to be heard at an administrative hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles prior to the loss of your license and/or you receive other penalties.
    3. Hartford
    4. Manchester
      1. Golas, Golas & Golas: Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Hartford County is a serious criminal offense. You can be prosecuted with or without any direct evidence of your blood alcohol content because the determining factor is whether your ability to drive is impaired. Under Connecticut's Implied Consent Law any person who operates a motor vehicle is presumed to have given their consent to submit to a blood alcohol content (BAC) test. If your blood alcohol registers at .08 or above you are legally intoxicated. If you are under the age of 21, your case falls under the zero tolerance law, and you are considered legally intoxicated when intoxication registers at .02 and above. In a DUI arrest, the following occurs: You are read your rights and detained by the police Your vehicle is towed at your expense You are taken into custody and transported to the police station A blood alcohol test of .08 or higher constitutes legal intoxication You are put in jail until you are bailed out
      2. Beck & Eldergill: A conviction for DUI or DWI is no small thing. In addition to expensive fines, court costs, attorneys' fees, and outrageous insurance premiums, you can also lose your license and have to spend time in jail. If your job involves driving, the consequences become even more severe.
      3. Collins, Matthew: Most people never come into contact with the criminal justice system, but a DUI or traffic violation can change all that in an instant. With serious potential consequences that will affect your daily life, you want to do everything you can to fight your case.
    5. Meriden
      1. John Ghidini: Connecticut possesses some of the toughest DUI laws in the country.  In Connecticut a person faces suspension of their driving privileges from the Department of Motor Vehicles and faces potential suspension of their driving privileges from the court system if convicted of DUI.  Given this potential double exposure, a person needs the services of a competent and able attorney.
      2. Hubbal Law Office: felony and misdemeanor criminal cases
      3. Gerald Harmon: During closing arguments the prosecutor has a duty to give truthful statements and should not attempt to mislead a jury or trial judge. There are certain other issues that the prosecutor is prohibited from or limited to commenting on.
    6. Middlefield
      1. Nardine Law Firm: Being charged with a crime is a serious matter. It is important that you consult an attorney who can explore your options with you and assist you from pre-trial proceedings through the trial process, if necessary.
    7. Middleton
      1. Fortuna & Cartelli: The Laws of the State of Connecticut impose severe penalties on those arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Today, even "First Time Offenders" may be subject to heavy fines, suspension of driver's license, probation, alcohol treatment and counseling, and even jail time. In addition, an arrest for driving under the influence affects driving records for 10 years! This drastically affects automobile insurance premiums and may even result in the total loss of existing insurance. In 2004 I was arrested for DUI while riding my motorcycle. I am a self-employed general contractor. The loss of my license would have had a devastating effect on my life as well as my business.
    8. Milford
      1. Barnes, William: If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need a qualified and experienced attorney in your corner to make sure your rights are protected. In the last several years Laws have become Much Tougher, fewer defenses, and very serious consequences including Jail.
      2. John Walkley: Connecticut offers the Alcohol Education Program for first-time offenders. If the Court grants your application and allows you to participate in the program, you can resolve the case by attending classes. Then, if you satisfy the conditions, the DUI charges will be dismissed after a one-year probation. You will not face a one-year suspension of your driver's license. The only time you would be unable to drive would be during the 90-day or 6-month suspension from the Connecticut DMV. There are several defenses in a DUI case. If your blood alcohol count (BAC) was under the legal limit of .08, or if you were not operating a car on a public highway, the charges can be dismissed. There may also be technical defenses. If the stop of your car was illegal or the police made mistakes in the way you were arrested, the charges against you may be subject to dismissal.
      3. Lynch, Trembicki and Boynton: Criminal Domestic Relations and Municipal Law Driving While Intoxicated Trials in all Courts Education Law Elder Law Employment General Practice Probate Land Use Negligence Planning Real Estate Workers Compensation and Labor Relations Zoning
      4. Connecticut Law Group: * Family law: Divorce, child custody and support, property division, adoption, post-judgment modifications * Reproductive law: Infertility insurance coverage, surrogacy, pre-birth orders * Estate planning, elder law: Wills, trusts, Medicare and Medicaid planning, veterans benefits, probate and estate administration * Real estate law: Buying and selling commercial and residential real estate, refinancing, reverse mortgages, relocations * DUI/DWI defense: Criminal court defense, pleas negotiation, administrative matters (driver's license suspension)
      5. Grossman & Cohen: If you are arrested for a criminal, DWI, or other motor vehicle offense, you should consult your lawyer immediately. You should not give any statement to the police until you have conferred with your lawyer. If you confess or plead guilty to even a seemingly harmless offense, you may seriously prejudice your legal rights.
    9. Milldale
      1. Thompson Legal Services: Have you been arrested for DUI / DWI? The suspension of your license is NOT automatic! Your best defense to a DUI / DWI arrest is not to drink and drive But if you do: First, you need to understand that a DUI / DWI arrest is just that, an ARREST. It is NOT a conviction. However, a DUI / DWI conviction carries with it several potentially serious consequences. Your driver’s license will likely be affected, and your insurance rates and employment status may also be affected. There is the potential for court fines and costs, along with a jail sentence and/or probation. If this is your first DUI / DWI arrest, you may be eligible for a program through the Superior Court, which could result in your avoiding the above consequences. If this is not your first DUI / DWI arrest, a conviction could result in even more severe penalties. The above results may not necessarily occur if you are represented by an attorney experienced in this area of the law. Every detail of your arrest can be an important component in determining whether you will be convicted of DUI / DWI or not. This includes results of any breath, blood, or urine tests if taken, or the refusal to submit to any of these tests, as well as your age and the type of driver’s license you have. If you hold a commercial drivers license, you could be subject to a one year revocation with a potential impact on your employment.
    10. Monroe
      1. John Walkley: Connecticut offers the Alcohol Education Program for first-time offenders. If the Court grants your application and allows you to participate in the program, you can resolve the case by attending classes. Then, if you satisfy the conditions, the DUI charges will be dismissed after a one-year probation. You will not face a one-year suspension of your driver's license. The only time you would be unable to drive would be during the 90-day or 6-month suspension from the Connecticut DMV. There are several defenses in a DUI case. If your blood alcohol count (BAC) was under the legal limit of .08, or if you were not operating a car on a public highway, the charges can be dismissed. There may also be technical defenses. If the stop of your car was illegal or the police made mistakes in the way you were arrested, the charges against you may be subject to dismissal.
    11. Naugatuck
      1. Employee Advocates: * Employment Law - discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, whistle blower issues (Qui Tam), on-the-job injuries, workers compensation, collective bargaining, arbitration, and more * Personal Injury – auto accidents, slip and fall, workplace injuries and more * Criminal defense
    12. New Britain
      1. Baron, Adrian: DUI Defense
      2. Ferry, Kevin: When facing a charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) it is important to remember that the statute governing this charge is two-headed. This means that two different penalties are imposed: license suspension and criminal prosecution. Criminal Prosecution: The Superior Court maintaining jurisdiction over the town in which you were arrested governs the prosecution of your charges. Connecticut General Statutes Section 14-227a imposes the fines and penalties for someone operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These fines and penalties differ depending upon several factors. Some of these factors include: a. whether you have any prior arrests or convictions for DUI; and b. the length of time between arrests/convictions. Connecticut shares reciprocity with several other states. This means that the state can weigh prior arrests or convictions in another state when determining the current number of arrests/convictions in this state. There are programs available for persons charged with this offense. Eligibility for same depends on several of the factors listed above. The charges are often dismissed upon successful completion of the programs. License Suspension: The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) administers the terms of license suspension. After you are arrested for DUI, an automatic period of license suspension will take effect which occurs after the mailing of notice of the suspension and expiration of time to request a hearing. The length of suspension depends on several factors. Some of these factors include: a. whether or not you submitted to a breathalyzer and b. the results of the breathalyzer. You have the opportunity to attend an administrative hearing to contest the license suspension. NOTE: Notice of your right to contest the license suspension will be sent to the address on file with DMV. If you have moved and did not notify DMV of your new address, you may not receive notice, but by statute the notice is valid. The time frame in which to defend your rights is limited, so it is imperative that you contact an attorney right away to discuss your options. There are several ways to attack the license suspension so do not assume that contesting it is futile. It is also important to keep in mind that following the disposition of your criminal prosecution, additional periods of license suspension can be imposed depending on the terms of your disposition. The DMV offers work permits to individuals who qualify for same. As previously noted, the number of prior arrests and/or convictions and the length of time between same will determine eligibility for this permit. Each case is unique and carries with it many different scenarios on how best to attack same. These charges involve very time sensitive matters. Therefore it is important to check with an experienced DUI lawyer right away to learn what fines and penalties you are facing and the steps to take to combat same.
      3. Ralph Sherman Going to criminal court without an attorney is like hiking in the jungle without a guide. Even if you have never been arrested before, you need an attorney to protect your rights. It is NOT the prosecutor's job to look out for you. The only person who's going to help you in criminal court is your own attorney. This is true even for DWI and some other motor-vehicle charges.
      4. Advocates Law Firm: If you have been accused of a crime, you are entitled to fight the accusations aggressively and insist on all your constitutional rights. Why? Because that is the law. In America, we believe in liberty and justice for all. In America, all defendants are entitled to due process of law, the presumption of innocence, the right to remain silent, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, the right to confront accusers, and the right to force the government to prove each and every allegation against an accused beyond a reasonable doubt. But there is a problem. Sometimes the government abuses its power and ignores the mandate of liberty and justice for all. Sometimes the government pursues too aggressively people suspected of criminal wrongdoing. Sometimes the government accuses first and asks questions later. Sometimes the government fails to see the real person it is accusing of misconduct and trying to put in jail.
    13. New Canaan
      1. Stewart, Richard: The importance of hiring an attorney experienced in cases involving accusations of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs cannot be underestimated. Because of the range of possible consequences resulting from such a conviction, it is critical to have an attorney familiar not only with the legal processes but the courts and administrative bodies involved to successfully direct the outcome.
      2. Maddox Law Office: A drunk driving conviction in Connecticut may result in severe penalties and fines, as well as license suspension. In today's society, your privilege to drive is an absolute necessity. Most people in our communities need to drive to work and many need to be able to drive in order to fulfill their job responsibilities. Our need to drive extends to our daily lives as well, for such things as running errands and making sure that our children and other family members arrive at their appointed destinations. If you have the assistance of a skilled DWI lawyer, your battle to retain your license following a drunk driving charge will be much easier.
    14. New Haven
    15. New London
    16. New Milford
    17. Niantic
      1. Stevens, Harris, Guernsey & Quilliam: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
      2. Ronald Stevens: DUI After being arrested for a DUI in Connecticut, you must immediately take steps to protect yourself and your driving privilege. No longer is drunk driving a minor charge. You need an aggressive, experienced and seasoned lawyer who will be able to protect your rights. The penalties for DUI in Connecticut are significant. If convicted for a first offense you are facing a mandatory jail sentence of 6 months suspended after serving 48 hours or 100 hours of community service, you will also lose your license for one year. Your insurance rates will sky rocket. There are many defenses, challenges and alternative programs available to someone accused of DUI. You must not just accept what is offered. You must be prepared to fight in order to be treated fairly. Not all DUI cases are the same – most are very different. However, they all can be defended.
    18. North Haven
    19. Norwalk
    20. Norwich
      1. Tomeo & Sills: The area of DUI has progressed from socially acceptable drinking to socially acceptable jail time. You need to know your rights and what it is that you are facing. It gets very complicated and you need all of the help you can get. You need a lawyer! Check out the law, the penalties and what it is that you are facing. Don‚t think that just because it is your first time that you will have no problems. And don‚t think that the Courts or the DMV are going to feel sorry for you and cut you some slack. Read through these pages and then call me. My practice is in the business of helping people charged with DUIs. You are entitled to your day in Court and the protection of the law. You have the right to confront the system every step of the way your accusers in particular. You have the right to challenge those who complain about you, i.e. the police or some citizen who claims you were driving erratically. Just remember what Justice Scalia of the U. S. Supreme Court said in Crawford vs. State of Washington: „Dispensing with confrontation because testimony is obviously reliable is akin to dispensing with jury trial because a defendant is obviously guilty.š
      2. Patriot Law Group: In Connecticut, a traffic offense or drunk driving arrest can have consequences far beyond the embarrassment of seeing your name in the local newspaper. You could lose your ability to drive. If your case is not handled properly, you could go to jail. When news of your driver's license suspension reaches your auto insurance company, your rates could increase or you could lose your coverage altogether. When you consider the harsh penalties and wide range of consequences of a DUI or motor vehicle criminal conviction, it is important to consult with an experienced defense lawyer before pleading guilty or making statements to law enforcement.
    21. Plainville
      1. Thompson & Vollono: If you are charged with Operating While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, and you have never been convicted of Operating Under the Influence in Connecticut or any other state and you have never previously used the Alcohol Education Program, then you may be eligible for the Alcohol Education Program. This is a one year program with required classes and possible counseling. A non refundable fee is required to participate in this program. If this program is successfully completed, the charges will be dismissed.
      2. Famiglietti & Famiglietti: * Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation * Real Estate Transactions * Criminal and Motor Vehicle Defense * Probate and Estate Planning * Family Law * Landlord/Tenant * Business Organizations * Contracts
    22. Pom Fret center
      1. Tomeo & Sills: The area of DUI has progressed from socially acceptable drinking to socially acceptable jail time. You need to know your rights and what it is that you are facing. It gets very complicated and you need all of the help you can get. You need a lawyer! Check out the law, the penalties and what it is that you are facing. Don‚t think that just because it is your first time that you will have no problems. And don‚t think that the Courts or the DMV are going to feel sorry for you and cut you some slack. Read through these pages and then call me. My practice is in the business of helping people charged with DUIs. You are entitled to your day in Court and the protection of the law. You have the right to confront the system every step of the way your accusers in particular. You have the right to challenge those who complain about you, i.e. the police or some citizen who claims you were driving erratically. Just remember what Justice Scalia of the U. S. Supreme Court said in Crawford vs. State of Washington: „Dispensing with confrontation because testimony is obviously reliable is akin to dispensing with jury trial because a defendant is obviously guilty.š
    23. Ridgefield
    24. Rocky Hill
      1. Steven Varney: What happens when I get arrested? When you get arrested, you will be assigned a court date at the police station or at the time the police officer gives you a ticket. Criminal (and motor vehicle) cases in Connecticut are heard either in the U.S. District Court (if you have been charged with a federal crime) or in a branch of the ConnecticutSuperior Court (if you have been charged with violating state law). All state criminal cases start (and most stay) in what is called the Part "B" section of the Superior Court. These courts are called "G.A" courts (for "geographic area"), and are located at over 20 sites throughout Connecticut. Each G.A. court has a number, like G.A. 14 (Hartford), G.A. 15 (New Britain), etc. Each G.A. court handles cases from certain nearby towns.
    25. Seymour
      1. Perelmutter, Potash & Ginzberg: Appellate Practice Child Support Custody & Visitation Discrimination Divorce DUI/DWI Family Law Federal Practice Legal Malpractice Medical Malpractice Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff Personal Injury -- Plaintiff Products Liability Real Estate Law Sexual Harassment Trusts White Collar Crimes Wills Workers' Compensation Law You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
    26. Shelton
    27. Southington
      1. McLaughlin, Patrick: criminal defense, DUI/DWI, youthful offenders, juvenile crimes, motor vehicle and firearms crimes
    28. South Windsor
      1. Berman & Russo: An adult driver with a blood alcohol level over .08 is considered legally intoxicated. Drivers under 21 years of age are considered legally intoxicated at .02. You have a right to a DMV hearing to contest your license suspension. This is one of your most important rights. Do you depend on your driver’s license for your job?
      2. Edward Morelli: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
      3. Kevin Rennie: If you have been charged with a crime in State court, and you are convicted you may have large fines, court costs, and even jail time imposed upon you. A conviction can have long standing consequences. Even a simple traffic offense or a DUI can also cause your insurance rates to skyrocket, and may even cost you your privilege to drive. It is important to aggressively defend against such charges. You have the right to have your attorney at all criminal proceedings.
    29. Stamford
    30. Storrs
      1. Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela: Felonies Misdemeanors DUI Domestic Violence Youthful Offenders
    31. Stratford
      1. Rosenberg Miller Hite & Morilla: When you take a drink and operate a motor vehicle, you face getting yourself involved with the wrong side of the law that have real consequences with real punishment. The United States Supreme Court and Connecticut Drunk Driving Laws allow you to be pulled over if a police officer has a “reasonable articulable suspicion” that you are committing a crime. These drunk driving situations can rise to violations of the DMV, State, and Boating Laws.
    32. Suffield
      1. Spellman & Kelly: * Was the traffic stop legal? * Were breath tests and field sobriety tests administered properly? * Was the equipment used to measure your blood alcohol level accurate? * Were the people who administered the tests properly trained?
    33. Torrington
      1. Logan & Mencuccini: Criminal Law Representation of persons accused of felonies, misdemeanors, or driving offenses, including driving under the influence, before State courts and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
    34. Trumbull
      1. Abraham Hoffman: A conviction on DUI/DWI charges will result in fines, driver's license suspension or revocation, and possibly land you in jail. In addition, your insurance company may increase your rates to an unmanageable level. In defending against an impaired driving charge, you have many rights as a criminal defendant, including the right to cross-examine the witnesses against you, even if they are police officers. Consulting an experienced attorney ... can make all the difference.
    35. Vernon-Rockville
      1. Favreau, Pamela: A drunk driving charge carries heavy penalties upon conviction. The prosecution will use one of two ways to prove the driver was under the influence. * The state has a law which states if your BAC is .08 or greater at the time of operating the vehicle, you have committed the crime. * The state can also use behavioral indicators such as evidence of erratic driving or upon stopping, notice smell of alcohol, glassy eyes, the person admitted to drinking, and the performance on Field Sobriety Tests.
    36. Wallingford
      1. Carbutti & Pappas: A conviction for drunk driving (DUI) in Connecticut carries serious and long term consequences. A first offense can result in large fines, loss of your drivers license, community service, probation, and even jail time. A second offense can result in large fines, lengthy suspension of your drivers license, and mandatory jail time. A third or subsequent DUI is a felony and will result in jail time, a felony criminal record, loss of certain civil rights, and loss of your drivers license for a minimum of one year. You must take a DUI charge seriously because the police, prosecutors, and judges take DUI seriously.
    37. Waterbury
    38. West Haven
      1. Lyons, Dan: What should I do if I am stopped by police for suspicion of drunk driving? Even if you know you are innocent of drunk driving and your driving was not impaired in any way, always be courteous and cooperative with the officer. Do not argue with the officer. If you are innocent, the chances are good that you will be sent on your way. If you are arrested, contact an experienced New Haven DUI attorney before talking to anyone—including family members, cellmates, and members of law enforcement. What happens if the officer who pulls me over suspects that I have been driving under the influence? You are subjected to one or more field sobriety tests that indicate your physical ability, balance, and blood alcohol level. If you have medical conditions that affect your physical abilities or balance, it is important that you tell the police officer about your condition before performing the tests. If you do not pass one or more tests, you may be placed under arrest and taken to the police station for further tests and booking. If you are arrested, be sure to contact an experienced DUI attorney before making statements to anyone. Can a person be guilty of drunk driving after consuming only one drink? Drunk driving is generally defined based on the offender's blood alcohol level. In Connecticut, if it is .08 or higher, even if only one drink was consumed, a person can be convicted. It is also possible to be convicted based on driving behavior. For example, assume witnesses can testify that a person was drinking and then got behind the wheel. If the police observe erratic driving behavior, the person can be convicted without blood alcohol evidence. Do you have to be drunk to be guilty of DUI? No. The law recognizes that judgment may be impaired and reaction time reduced while a person appears to be sober. This is why blood alcohol levels or erratic driving alone is often enough for a conviction. DUI means driving under the influence. Back to Top Are drugs included in the definition of DUI? Yes. DUI charges includes the use of drugs—even prescription drugs. It is important to know that the definition of driving under the influence includes more than just alcohol and illegal drug use. If your driving is impaired due to the use of over-the-counter or even prescription medications, you can be charged. Keep in mind that no one can always predict the effects a drug will have on one's system. For example, you may be a long-time user of a prescription medication that never impaired your driving ability. You might not expect that your prescription can interact with a newly-prescribed medication and cause impairment. An experienced DUI attorney in New Haven County helps defend against the charges when mitigating circumstances exist. What legal reason does a police officer need to investigate if I am driving under the influence? A police officer must have a reasonable, explainable suspicion based on observations of the person's driving behavior. Reasonable suspicion can be satisfied by anything that seems abnormal about your driving. It is not unusual for police to set up field sobriety checkpoints during holiday seasons. As long as every person passing through the checkpoint is stopped, the police are not required to have a reasonable suspicion prior to investigating drivers.
    39. West Hartford
    40. Westport
    41. Willimantic
      1. Prue Law Group: all types of criminal cases, including misdemeanors and motor vehicle cases such as driving under the influence (DUI) and driving under suspension
      2. Jerome Paun: A Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) charge is serious trouble. Even first time DUI offenders face up to six months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines and a one year suspension of their driver's license by the court. In addition they face a separate Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driver's license suspension of at least 90 days. In this hostile legal environment, you need an effective legal defense. You Have the Right to Remain Silent - Use It! You have the RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. USE IT! The police are not kidding when they tell you, "anything you say can and will be used against you." They mean it! If the police have enough evidence to arrest you, they will; whether you talk to them or not. In most cases, there is nothing you could possibly say to the police that would stop them from arresting you if they have enough evidence for your arrest. Frequently, if the police do not have enough evidence to arrest you, they will want to talk with you to see if something you might say will give them the evidence they need to arrest you. DON'T TALK TO THE POLICE WITHOUT A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER REPRESENTING YOU! If you talk to the police and they decide that you were not fully truthful when you talked to them, they could charge you with the crime of making a false statement. Usually, the best way to protect yourself is to USE YOUR RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT until you have consulted with and retained criminal defense counsel.
      3. Prue Law Group: An officer must have probable cause to administer field sobriety tests (walk a straight line, recite the alphabet, etc.), or to ask you to submit to a breathalyzer test. If you are pulled over for a reason (speeding, running a red light, etc.) and the officer smells alcohol, observes bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, or other signs of intoxication, he or she has probable cause to administer these tests. If the officer asks you to take a breathalyzer, you can refuse. However, refusal leads to an automatic six-month suspension of your license. Taking the exam and being found intoxicated results in a 90 day suspension.
    42. Wilton
      1. Bayer & Black: Criminal Defense Personal Injury Divorce Contract Disputes Construction disputes
    43. Woodbridge
      1. Hathaway Law Offices: When you are under investigation for a crime, or if you have been arrested for or charged with violating the law, you want an aggressive attorney to protect your rights. The consequences of an arrest or conviction can be serious. You want a lawyer who will move quickly to secure your constitutional rights, one who can help you minimize the impact and get on with your life.
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