If you are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs or driving while impaired (DWI) in Connecticut, including the communities of Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury, Stratford, Milford, Hartford, New Britain, West Hartford, Meriden or Bristol, you face serious penalties. There are also potential hidden costs of a DUI that you may not know about until it's too late. Not only could you pay a large fine, you could serve jail time, lose your license, attend substance abuse counseling and face other consequences. To protect your rights, it's important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.
Whether this is your first DUI offense or you have been charged multiple times, the experienced Bridgeport criminal defense attorneys of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law can help you. As experienced trial lawyers, we protect your rights and interests before both the criminal court and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
- Breathalyzer & Field Sobriety Test
- Breathalyzer Refusal
- Ignition Interlock Device
- DWI/DUI Penalties
- Felony DUI/DWI
- First Offenses
- Multiple Offenses
- LIcense Suspension
- Underage DUI/DWI
- Vehicular Assault
- Vehicular Homicide
- Work or School Permits
We're Not Afraid to Challenge the Evidence
As a serious traffic violation, DUI/DWI can result in heavy penalties, even for first-time offenders. If convicted, you could face fines of up to $1,000, six months in jail and community service, as well as a one-year license suspension. In addition, a conviction or guilty plea will significantly increase your insurance rates.
Our lawyers have more than 50 years of combined trial experience handling drunk driving cases in Fairfield County, New Haven County, Hartford County, Middlesex County, New London County, Litchfield County, Tolland County and Windham County. We are not afraid to challenge police reports and other evidence, exploring questions such as:
- Did police have probable cause to stop you?
- Were the results of your Breathalyzer or field sobriety tests valid?
- What other factors could have affected results?
- How was your stop conducted?
- Were you informed of your rights?
We Defend You on Both Sides
Every DUI case has two parts, and you will be required to attend a criminal hearing and possibly an Administrative Per Se hearing before the DMV. Even if you win one case, you may not necessarily win the other without experienced representation.
Our Bridgeport DUI attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals in criminal and DMV Per Se hearings. We attend every hearing and work diligently to protect you from possible license suspension and other penalties.
We Are Your Advocates נContact Our Firm Today
If you are charged with DUI or DWI, what you do next can have serious consequences for your case and your future. To learn what to do if you are arrested for drinking and driving, call us today 203-371-1000 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We can provide effective defense and legal counsel you need to beat your charges.