What Happens at a DMV Hearing?

DUI Lawyers in Connecticut

In the state of Connecticut, individuals who have been charged with DUI will always have a corresponding DMV hearing. The DMV hearing is actually a civil matter, and operates under a separate group of laws known as the Connecticut Administrative Procedures Act. Because it is a civil case, the burden of proof is not as high as in criminal cases. During the hearing, an examiner will review a number of issues and make a determination on whether or not to suspend the defendant's driver's license.

The examiner during your DMV hearing will need to make a decision on the following issues:

  • Did the law enforcement officer have probable cause to make an arrest in the first place?
  • Was the person placed under arrest?
  • Did the person refuse to submit to a BAC test or did the BAC test indicate that, at the time of the alleged offense, the BAC was greater than .08%?
  • Was the person operating a motor vehicle?

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Tomeo Sills, LLC: Fighting to Help You Retain Your Driving Privileges

While the DMV does not have the authority to impose any fines or criminal sanctions during this hearing, your driving privileges are at stake, which is a significant issue for most. Our Connecticut DUI lawyers at Tomeo Sills, LLC are able to represent our clients during DMV hearings. We usually ask that clients do not attend them, as the matters in question are typically won based on technical matters, and do not require any type of testimony. Our ultimate goal is to protect your driving privileges so that you can put this all behind you as quickly as possible.

For the skilled representation you need during your DMV hearing, please contact us today.