DUI license suspension stays on your Connecticut Driver History for ten years,
it may affect you financially by negatively affecting a job application.
For instance, some companies will not give you a company car if they see
that you have been convicted of DUI. If you are a commercial truck driver, your
CDL is affected by DUI as well.
To avoid a
license suspension after a DUI arrest, it is important that you request an Administrative
Per Se Hearing with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, Administrative
Per Se Unit, per the directions on the license suspension notice you will
receive in the mail. While requesting and attending this hearing cannot
guarantee a favorable outcome, a qualified DUI lawyer and a strong defense
can make a major difference in the restoration of your license.
Administrative Per Se Hearing Outcomes
If you win the DMV hearing, you will not receive a license suspension nor
will you have to drive with an
Ignition Interlock Device. However, this hearing is separate and distinct from the Court action,
where jail, fine fee, and costs may be imposed if you are convicted of
a DUI. In addition to these penalties, a conviction also results in an
additional license suspension plus a requirement to drive with an Ignition
Interlock Device (IID) after your license has been restored.
That said, if you are unable to win your case at the Department of Motor
Vehicles, there are other options to help relieve the stress and hardship
a suspended license may have on your life. If you qualify, you may be
able to obtain a special permit to drive to and from work and school,
for example (there are certain restrictions). This special permit to drive
allows you to use any car you want in order to drive. However, you may
only drive during the prescribed time periods and days listed on the permit.
You will also need to drive with an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) after
your license is restored. However, driving with the IID allows you to
drive wherever and whenever, but only in the car with the IID.
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