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Important Facts about Connecticut's DUI/OUI Laws

Driving in Connecticut is considered a privilege, not a right. If you are charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs you may face serious consequences. You may lose your driving privileges, have to participate in an Alcohol Education Program, and may face having a criminal record and/or incarceration. Here are some important facts regarding Connecticut's DUI/OUI laws:

Connecticut's Underage Drinking and Driving Laws--Beyond Criminal Court

In Connecticut, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs ("DUI") is a crime.  If you are under 21 years of age, you are considered legally intoxicated if you have a .02 Blood Alcohol Content ("BAC") or higher.  Even if you refuse to take a breath, blood or urine test, you can be prosecuted if law enforcement determines that you drove a motor vehicle while your ability to operate was impaired.

Locked out? Breathalyzer ignition locks may expand

Numerous measures can comprise the sentencing for a drunk driving conviction. From the loss of a license, heavy fines, to jail time, judges and juries make deliberate attempts to keep those found guilty off the road and seriously impacted by their conviction. One additional measure that can dog a driver long after fines have been paid and time is served is the inclusion of an ignition lock device on their current or future vehicle(s)

Reckless behavior lands woman DWI charge

Running away from a drunk driving charge is never a worthwhile strategy. Be it the initial arrest, an outstanding charge, or pending sentencing, each step in the process is one that defendants should meet directly and with the help of a proactive legal defense. While the looming obstacle of a DWI or DUI charge can be intimidating, running away can only aggravate and complicate life beyond the inevitable court date.

Man asserts his innocence in DUI case

"Innocent until proven guilty" is one of the fundamental principles of America's justice system. Too often though, in world of fast-paced media and endless opinion exchange, suspects are taken as guilty criminals before they ever have their entitled chance to defend themselves in court. However, in the face of a DUI charge, one New England man is working hard fight this trend and assert his rights.