Fighting to Save Your Driving Privileges – (860) 524-8118
The highway patrol officers of Connecticut are notorious for seeking out anyone who might have a hint of alcohol in their systems and pulling them over to secure driving under the influence (DUI) arrest. The legal limit for civilian drivers is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or greater, but some DUI arrests can be made even when the BAC count is lower. No matter the reported BAC of the driver, it is possible that their driver’s license will be automatically suspended just days after the arrest. Action must be taken to stop it.
Have you been arrested for or charged with a DUI? Do not hesitate to contact The Sills Law Firm and our Hartford DUI lawyers in Hartford. With our 20+ years of total legal experience focused on criminal defense work, you can feel confident that your case is in good hands and that it will move along as quickly as possible.
Aspects of DUI laws and cases we can assist with include:
- License suspension
- DMV hearings
- Chemical BAC tests
- Field sobriety test challenges
- Multiple DUI
- Out-of-state DUI
The details of your case can be straightforward or complex and we can still manage it without breaking a sweat. Arm yourself with a legal defense team that really cares about your future and never backs down from the opposition.
Call (860) 524-8118 today to speak with our Hartford DUI lawyers.
Penalties for DUI Arrest in CT
A single DUI conviction in Connecticut can bring about severe penalties. When deciding upon punishments, the criminal justice system will examine your past criminal and driving record. Any convictions for other DUIs, or possibly even vehicle-related crimes, could massively escalate the penalties you face if convicted again. The top priority of our Hartford DUI attorneys at The Sills Law Firm is doing everything in our power to reduce or eliminate your charges or sentencing.
A typical DUI conviction can include these penalties and more:
- License suspension
- High fines
- Lengthy jail time
- Many hours of community service
- Mandatory ignition interlock device (IID)
As mentioned previously, there are situations in which the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can suspend your license before you are even convicted. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, merely the act of being arrested for a suspected DUI can trigger an administrative per se suspension. If this is the case, you have just 7 days to contact the DMV and request a hearing, during which you can challenge the automatic suspension of your license. Failure to do so will trigger the suspension 30 days after your arrest, regardless of any ongoing or concluded criminal proceedings. Urgency is crucial if you want to hold onto your freedoms.
Hartford DUI Lawyers with Unparalleled Experience & Knowledgeability
When it comes to protecting your rights and driving privileges, look no further than The Sills Law Firm. Attorney Tomeo is an esteemed member of the National College for DUI Defense, which requires its members to exemplify the highest comprehension of DUI law and conduct their DUI defense cases to the utmost ethical standards. We have the ability, talent, and know-how to use evidence of all sorts to your advantage, from testimonies to police reports. In the end, we are not satisfied until we land you the best case result possible.
GET STARTED ON YOUR CASE WITH OUR HARTFORD DUI ATTORNEYS. CONTACT US TODAY TO SCHEDULE A CASE EVALUATION.