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Do I Need a DUI Lawyer if I Was Barely over the Legal Limit?

Across the United States, over a million people are arrested every year for driving under the influence. Given how common a DUI arrest is, it’s easy to understand why the legal process is “streamlined” by police officers more interested in ensuring a speedy conviction than a thorough defense and fair trial for you. Even if you were sleeping in your car or barely over the legal limit when you were arrested for driving under the influence, the court doesn’t care. That’s why you need a DUI lawyer.

Let’s go through a few consequences you face if you are convicted of a DUI:

  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Potential loss of employment
  • Rescinded university acceptance
  • Jail time
  • Community service hours
  • AA
  • Drug and alcohol classes
  • Court fees and other fines
  • Background check problems for future employment opportunities
  • Increase in car insurance
  • Car breathalyzer

How a DUI Lawyer Can Help

Unlike a public defender, who typically lacks time and resources, a skilled DUI lawyer can challenge all aspects of your case, including the initial arrest and law enforcement protocol. If you’re barely over the legal limit, a lawyer can question the chemical tests and your final BAC results.

In Connecticut, it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or above if you are over the age of 21. If you’re a few points above the .08 limit (let’s say .10), a lawyer can challenge the breathalyzer test readings (which can be inaccurate) to claim you were below the legal limit during the time of your arrest.

Enlist the Help of Our DUI Lawyers

If you’re facing a drinking and driving conviction, retain our top-notch DUI representation today. Our skilled Connecticut DUI attorneys at Tomeo Sills, LLC have over 64 years of collective experience handling thousands of cases involving DUI matters, such as license suspensions, field sobriety tests, chemical BAC tests and penalties. Let us defend your rights.

Contact us at (844) 913-7747 or fill out our online form to set up a free consultation.