DUI Attorneys in Connecticut
If you're facing a charge of operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol (OUI) in CT—also known as a DUI or DWI—you may want to consider hiring a DUI attorney to help your case. A DUI lawyer can help to reduce the severity of your penalties, which may include jail time and heavy fines.
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Hiring a DUI Attorney
If you're being charged for an OUI in Connecticut, you may want to hire a DUI attorney to represent you in court. A DUI attorney can:
- Give you all the specifics about Connecticut DUI laws.
- Help you decide on your best plea for your DUI case.
- Confer with the judge for a reduced charge.
When you're researching DUI attorneys in your area, you should:
- Reach out to your network to find out if anyone knows a good DUI lawyer.
- Contact multiple attorneys with expertise in Connecticut OUI laws, as consultations are usually free.
- Ask each firm what you can expect to pay.
Connecticut DUI Charges
In Connecticut, you can be charged with a DUI for:
- Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher
- If you're a minor, you'll be charged with a DUI even with a lower BAC (0.02%).
- Harsher penalties for any driver with a BAC of 0.16% or higher.
- Refusing a BAC test.
A DUI attorney can help explain your charges to you if you're unclear about the CT DUI laws. For more information about DUI charges in Connecticut, visit our DUI/DWI page.
Penalties for a CT DUI
The penalties you face, from the court and the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will vary depending on:
- Your age.
- The number of DUI convictions you've had previously.
- Your BAC level.
Your penalties could include:
- Heavy fines.
- A CT driver's license suspension.
- Mandatory completion of an alcohol education program.
- Jail time.
- Community service.
Since an OUI can have a drastic impact on your personal life and employment, you may want to consider hiring a Connecticut DUI lawyer to help minimize your penalties.
Cost of a DUI in Connecticut
In addition to your OWI/DUI fines and court fees, you may also have to pay:
- A driver's license $175 reinstatement fee.
- The $100 administration fee for an ignition interlock device.
- Fees for an alcohol education program.
- Higher car insurance rates.
- Vehicle towing and impound fees.
A Connecticut DUI attorney will know all the ins and outs of CT DUI laws and may be able to reduce your costs in the long term.