DUI Charges And The Ignition Interlock Device
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Connecticut, one of the penalties upon a conviction may be the installation of an ignition interlock system. This mechanism is installed on a vehicle’s dashboard, and before the motor can be started, the driver must first exhale into the device. If the resultant alcohol concentration in the breath is greater than the programmed BAC, which is usually .02 percent or .04 percent, the device will prevent the engine from being started.
The 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). We will help to mitigate the penalties that you may be facing upon a conviction, whether this is your first arrest or you have previous DUI arrests on your record.
After an arrest for a DUI, contact us and schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation. Call our offices in Bridgeport at 203-371-1000.
DUI Penalties Can Be Severe
The period of time that is necessary to have an ignition interlock system installed in your vehicle will vary depending on the circumstances of the arrest and your criminal history. Not only is the system an inconvenience, but the fees that are associated with the system can be significant. The ignition interlock system is in addition to other penalties that may include mandatory alcohol education and treatment, and license suspension or revocation. While jail time is unlikely for a first offense, for subsequent offenses, penalties become more severe.
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If you have been arrested for a DUI in Connecticut, speak with a lawyer at Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law. Contact us online or by calling 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.