Hartford County First Offense OUI/DUI Attorney
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). The only scientific way to determine if someone is over the legal limit is an assessment of one’s blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). If you are pulled over and documented with a BAC over the legal limit, you will be charged with an OUI/DUI. If you are under 21 and found with a BAC over 0.02%, over 21 and caught with a BAC over 0.08% or a commercial driver caught with a BAC over 0.04%, you will be charged with an OUI/DUI. It is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney to fight against this charge. If you need effective legal support, contact The Law Offices of Marc. N. Needelman.
If you are arrested for a Connecticut OUI/DUI
When you are arrested for an OUI/DUI, you will be detained and brought to the station to submit to a blood alcohol test. Your car will be towed. If you fail the blood alcohol test or refuse to take it, you will be held on the assumption that you are unlawfully operating your vehicle.
If you are convicted of an OUI/DUI, you face both administrative per se by the Department of Motor Vehicles and criminal penalties that can devastate a person’s life. A first conviction comes with consequences, including:
- Jail time up to 6 months with a minimum of 2 days or a 6-month suspended jail sentence and probation with 100 hours of community service.
- Fines ranging from $500-$1000
- Mandatory 45-day license suspension
- Mandatory 1-year installation of ignition interlock device after restoration of a license
- Possible required participation in an alcohol education and treatment program
Contact an experienced Connecticut OUI/DUI Attorney
If you are charged with an OUI/DUI, you need to think about your future. The laws have become harsher to combat the problem of drunk driving. A conviction of a Connecticut OUI/DUI can impact your future and livelihood. Our firm understands the effects of an OUI/DUI on an individual. Our firm will assess your case, explore any legal defenses available to you, and passionately fight for your future. If you need quality legal support from an experienced legal team, contact The Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman for a consultation.