DUI Lawyer in Hartford CT

DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs, substances that impair a driver’s ability to control their vehicles or react appropriately to dangers on the road. In Connecticut it is also known as an OUI which stands for Operating Under the Influence. Drunk driving increases the risk that drivers will be involved in an accident and today is one of the leading causes of death among young people nation-wide.

Anyone charged with a DUI will face serious consequences over the course of a long legal process. However, local attorneys specializing in Connecticut DUIs can help to minimize these impacts wherever possible. At the Law Office of Michael Chambers Jr, we are available at all hours to guarantee that our clients get a fair trial and the best outcomes available to them.

What counts as Driving Under the Influence in Hartford?

The law in Connecticut deems you to be intoxicated if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is 0.08 percent or above and requires police to charge you with a DUI.

The legal limit is lower for people below the age of 21 (0.02%) and for drivers of commercial motor vehicles such as trucks (0.04%). There is no certain way of determining how much a person can drink before reaching this limit as the BAC tests assess how much alcohol remains in your body, which is the result of many factors including how much alcohol was consumed and how long ago.

Anyone driving a vehicle is presumed to have given consent to police who ask them to undertake a breathalyzer check to determine their BAC, and anyone who refuses could have their driver’s license suspended based on a presumption that they would have failed the test by exceeding the legal limit.

What are the penalties for a DUI in Connecticut?

DUI laws in Connecticut require that anyone who fails or refuses to take a blood alcohol test be given a license suspension lasting 45 days. This period usually begins 30 days after the arrest date. Additionally, all alcohol related license suspensions can only be lifted if an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is installed on the driver’s vehicle, preventing them from driving if they have consumed any alcohol. A conviction for DUI will also significantly increase insurance premiums.

A DUI charge will also lead to a hearing in court, during which drivers may face additional penalties for drink driving. Repeat offenders may face restrictions upon when and where they are allowed to drive and if convicted again will have their licenses revoked fully for at least two years.

Finally, if drivers with a BAC level above 0.08 percent are involved in road accidents that lead to injuries or deaths, a DUI conviction may also include hefty fines or jail terms.

Seeking a DUI Law Firm in Hartford CT?

Being convicted of a DUI can have life-changing consequences, limiting your personal freedom and costing you a fortune in future insurance premiums. In many cases there are ways to counter the charges or to minimize the penalties handed down by the court. It is therefore vital that you consult with a criminal attorney who is experienced in DUI law and in the current Connecticut procedures for DUI convictions.

The Law Office of Michael Chambers Jr serves clients in Hartford and surrounding areas.

Only a professional and specialized attorney can guarantee that the system does not take advantage of you during your DUI conviction process. We are ready to take on your case and will not stop fighting for your interests both in and out of the courtroom.

Our lawyers spent years dealing with DUI arrests and other criminal charges in the Greater Hartford Area and in the following surrounding areas:

  •         Greater Hartford Area
  •         New Britain
  •         Enfield
  •         Manchester
  •         Rockville
  •         New Haven

If you are facing a DUI charge, your mobility and your rights are at stake. You need to find a competent, experienced DUI attorney and cannot settle for anything less.

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