Getting pulled over for driving under the influence can have major consequences, including fines, having your license revoked and even imprisonment, depending on the severity of the crime. In the state of Connecticut, the first DUI would not constitute a felony, but a second one within a span of 10 years would.
If you are pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, you will be subject to a few tests to prove otherwise, one of which being the breathalyzer test. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 or higher and you are over the age of 21, you are considered legally intoxicated in the state of Connecticut. If you are under the legal drinking age, you are considered legally intoxicated if your BAC is .02 or higher. In some instances, the court might mandate you have a device installed in your car that reads your BAC before allowing you to start your vehicle, and if your reading is too high, your car will not start.
An arrest or conviction due to driving under the influence may result in the suspension of your motor vehicle license, and it can be a difficult and time-intensive process to get it back. When you file for your hearing, your case will be heard at the DMV nearest the location you received your initial arrest, at either Bridgeport DMV, Waterbury Superior Court, Old Saybrook DMV, and State of CT: Whethersfield.
While most individuals associate a DUI with drunk driving, you can also receive a DUI while under the influence of illegal substances as well. Depending on if the substance is present and the amount, you could receive significant jail or prison time, in addition to losing your license. The Law office of Larracuente & Goulden, LLC, however, is here to assist you in your DUI matter.
Technical procedures for arrest must be followed precisely in order to result in a conviction, and any mishandling or mistake in these procedures could result in a reduction in sentencing, reduction in fines, or an acquittal of all charges. Attorney Larracuente has nearly 20 years of experience in DUI matters and knows the ins and outs of criminal law.
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Facing a criminal conviction of any kind can be a gut-wrenching experience, one that will change your future. Attorney Larracuente has years of experience in the courtroom representing clients in their DUI defense cases, and will do the same for you, never ceasing until we have obtained the best possible outcome for you. To speak with Mr. Larracuente about your DUI defense options, contact our office today at (203) 951-6688.