People accused of drunk driving are often concerned about driver's license suspension, fines and the possibility of jail time. However, these penalties are only the tip of the iceberg. There are many hidden costs of DWI/DUI. An experienced lawyer will help you understand the costs.
At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we have more than 50 years of combined trial experience. We have an established record of success in drinking and driving cases in Bridgeport and throughout Connecticut. We can help you fight your DUI/DWI charge.
The sooner you contact us after a drunk driving arrest, the sooner we can get started protecting your rights. Call us for a free initial consultation at 203-371-1000.
Insurance Rate Increases
Even if this is your first DWI/DUI offense, even if you have few previous traffic violations, even if you have received discounts in the past for good driving, your insurance rates are going to increase substantially. They may double. They may triple. Your insurance company may even cancel your auto insurance policy and you may be forced to go to an insurer that specializes in high-risk policies. This will not be cheap.
Ignition Interlock Expenses
Getting an ignition interlock device is a hassle. It is also a major expense. You will have to pay to rent the device. You will have to pay to have the device installed. You will have to pay to have the device maintained. You will have to pay to have the device removed. When all is said and done, this may add up to a thousand dollars or more.
Alcohol Abuse Treatment Program Fees
You may be required to attend alcohol counseling of some kind. This may not be a free service. You may have to pay to attend these classes. These classes can cost hundreds of dollars. While this may be preferable to jail time, it is still a cost that must be considered.
Know The Costs And Fight The Charges
Our lawyers will give you straightforward information about the costs associated with drunk driving convictions. We will educate you about all of the available options and design a strategy to help you through this with as little financial impact as possible.
Contact Our Connecticut Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
Are there hidden costs of DWI/DUI in Connecticut? Find out. Speak with a lawyer at Paoletti & Gusmano. Contact us by calling 203-371-1000 for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.