Operating Under Suspension in Connecticut

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In Connecticut, there are a number of ways a person may have his or her driver’s license suspended, including being convicted of DUI, reckless driving, and driving an unregistered vehicle. If an individual is caught operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, the penalties can be severe. Law enforcement takes Operating Under Suspension (OUS) very seriously; this is a frequently charged and prosecuted traffic offense in Connecticut.

An individual may also have their license suspended for the following:

  • Failing to pay child support
  • Failing to register or insure a vehicle
  • Repeat offender traffic violations
  • Failing to pay traffic tickets
  • Failing to show up in traffic court to answer to a traffic infraction
  • Being convicted of Evading Responsibility (leaving the scene of an accident)
  • Being convicted of Possession of Alcohol by a minor

The penalties for driving on a suspended license in Connecticut depend on the underlying cause of the suspension as well as whether the arrest was for a first or subsequent OUS offense, but can potentially include hundreds of dollars in fines, community service, mandatory jail sentences, and more. The driver will also be responsible for paying the fees associated with getting their license reinstated after their suspension period is up.

Operating While Under Suspension for DUI

The most serious OUS offense a person can be charged with is driving while under suspension for a DUI conviction – a violation of C.G.S. § 14-215(c). Drivers who have had their license suspended for a DUI conviction are also required to abide by any restrictions placed on their license by the DMV. Disobeying any of these restrictions could land the driver in serious trouble. If convicted of OUS with a prior DUI conviction, the driver may face a strict 30-day mandatory minimum jail sentence as well as other penalties.

Consult a Connecticut Traffic Ticket Lawyer Now!

If you have been arrested for allegedly driving with a suspended license, you should immediately contact Tomeo Sills, LLC to consult a Connecticut traffic ticket attorney about what to do next. It may be possible to challenge your charges. With our team on your side to guide you through both the administrative (Connecticut DMV) and criminal aspects of your case, you may stand a better chance of avoiding maximum penalty. We’ve been helping clients resolve their driver’s license issues for more than four decades and are widely regarded as leaders in the area of Traffic Infraction defense, DUI defense, and Criminal Defense in Connecticut.

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