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How To Avoid Holiday DUIs

The holiday season is a busy time filled with shopping, year-end work events, and parties with family and friends. Every year, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, Connecticut police officers work to reduce the prevalence of holiday drunk driving trage… Read More
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Challenging Field Sobriety Tests

The defendant’s performance on Field Sobriety Tests is often a key piece of evidence in a drunk driving case. Police officers commonly use these roadside tests to assess whether a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While police and… Read More
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License Suspension After a Connecticut DUI

In Connecticut, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher or while you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), you face serious… Read More
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How to Get DUI Charges Reduced in CT

Connecticut prosecutors are serious about DUI charges, and they prosecute these crimes aggressively. If you are convicted, even for a first-time DUI, you face up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, suspension of your driver’s license, an… Read More
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How Connecticut Pretrial IDIP Can Help You

Some drivers who have been charged with a Connecticut DUI are eligible to participate in the Pretrial Impaired Driving Intervention Program (IDIP). If you successfully complete the program, the DUI charges will be dismissed and you will avoid a crimi… Read More
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How A Drug Recognition Expert Is Used In DUI Cases

When a driver appears to be intoxicated but there is no evidence that they have consumed alcohol, police may call in a drug recognition expert (DRE) to assess whether the driver is under the influence of drugs. The DRE will conduct an assessment that… Read More
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Ignition Interlock Violations in CT

Avoidance or Tampering With An Ignition Interlock In Violation of 14-227k One of the most common requirements after a Connecticut DUI charge is the mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, or IID. If you are required to have an IID ins… Read More
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What Are The Penalties for DUI Hit And Run Charges?

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious crime. So is a hit and run. If you leave the scene of an accident to avoid a DUI charge, you will likely be charged with at least two crimes: one for the hit and run and another for the DUI. If you were… Read More
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Defenses to DUI Charges

Many people facing DUI charges in Connecticut mistakenly believe that they should just plead guilty, accept their punishment, and get on with their life. They do not realize that it is possible to beat a DUI charge and that a lawyer can work to reduc… Read More
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Challenging BAC Test Results in a Connecticut DUI

If you were stopped and arrested for a DUI in Connecticut, you were asked to submit to a test to determine your Blood Alcohol Concentration, or “BAC.” The results of this test will be one of the most important pieces of evidence in your DUI case.… Read More
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