Skilled Hartford Defense Attorneys for Drunk Driving

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Drivers charged with an operating under the influence charge (known as OUI/DUI) often feel that courts, prosecutors, and juries consider them guilty until proven innocent. To protect yourself, it is important to obtain the services of an experienced attorney who knows the local Connecticut court system. At the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, we guide clients through a complex and often oppressive system to minimize the harm to one’s reputation, personal life, and finances. Obtaining the services of an Effective OUI/DUI law firm as soon as possible after an arrest is critical if you are charged with any OUI/DUI offense. While the vast majority of OUI/DUI charges in Connecticut are misdemeanors, they still have serious consequences. Drunk driving is one of the most frequently litigated criminal offenses in the Connecticut court system and drivers convicted of OUI/DUI may face significant penalties. If you need our help, contact the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman.

First Offense OUI/DUI

Driving under the influence of alcohol can have a serious impact on your life. If you are caught driving over the legal limit in the state of Connecticut, you are facing a serious situation. In the state of Connecticut, driving under the influence is called “operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs” (OUI/DUI).

Second Offense OUI/DUI

Being charged with an OUI/DUI in Connecticut is a serious matter. Law enforcement is proactive when trying to fight the effects of drunk driving and courts are aggressive towards those who are charged with the offense. If you are caught driving under the influence more than once and you are convicted, your life will be seriously impacted by administrative and criminal penalties.

Third Offense OUI/DUI

Being charged with an OUI/DUI in Connecticut, is a serious matter. When a person is charged with a third or subsequent OUI/DUI within 10 years of a previous conviction, you face a dire situation with an aggressive court system. A third and subsequent OUI/DUI comes with overwhelming fines and penalties, including criminal charges.

Ignition Interlock Device

A conviction for drunk driving can greatly hamper your life and activities. Penalties for an OUI/DUI conviction may include suspension of your license; limiting your ability to drive to work, pick up your children from school or complete your daily activities; and the installation of an expensive breath alcohol ignition interlock device on your vehicle.


Being charged with an OUI/DUI is a stressful and confusing experience. Most drivers charged with OUI/DUI do not know what to expect or how to protect their rights and minimize the potential consequences an OUI/DUI offense can have on their life, including their finances, job, family, and reputation.