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DUI & License Suspension

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One of the most well-known penalties that results from DUI is the suspension of your driver's license. If you are pulled over by law enforcement and either refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test or fail one, your license will be immediately suspended. After this, if you are convicted of a DUI, you may also face an additional license suspension.

The right to drive a motor vehicle is often taken for granted until it is taken away. You need to be able to drive your automobile to go to and from work, perform the functions of your job, take your children to school, and other daily activities. If you are facing the possibility of a license suspension, our Connecticut criminal defense attorneys can take on your case and fight to either reduce the suspension time or retain your driving privileges altogether.

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What are the Penalties of a License Suspension?

The following are the license suspension penalties you face for a first-time offense:

  • 90-day suspension for failing a breathalyzer test with a BAC between .08 and .16
  • 120-day suspension for failing a breathalyzer test with a BAC over .16
  • 6-month suspension for refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test
  • 90-day suspension for being under 21 years of age and failing a breathalyzer test with a BAC over .02

Aside from the license suspensions for first-time offenses or refusals, repeat offenders or refusers are subjected to increased suspension times. These consequences will impact your insurance rates, ability to retain employment, and the everyday functions of normal life.

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Working to Help You Retain Your Driving Privileges

Fortunately, there are legal processes by which you can contest and appeal suspensions, and even methods for obtaining a permit to be able to drive to and from work, and during the course of employment. Our Connecticut DUI lawyers at Tomeo Sills, LLC can help you understand the options available in your case, and will explore all routes that may help you reduce suspension times or completely keep your driving privileges.

Give our office a call to learn more about how we can assist you with your license suspension case.

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