What to Do If You Are Arrested For Drinking And Driving In Connecticut
The consequences of a drunk driving conviction are extremely high in Connecticut. Whether you think you are innocent or guilty of the charges, you owe it to yourself to explore all possible defenses.
At the law firm of Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, we provide a free DUI case evaluation. Call us at 203-371-1000. We defend people in and around Bridgeport.
Defenses To DUI Arrests
Just because you were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI or DWI) does not mean the state has enough evidence to convict you. There are many defenses an experienced criminal defense can raise, even if you failed field sobriety and Breathalyzer tests. If you have been charged with drunk driving:
- Contact an attorney as soon as possible so that evidence such as witness statements can be collected and preserved.
- You have seven days to request a hearing with the Connecticut DMV, or your driver’s license will be automatically suspended. Our lawyers can represent you at this hearing.
- If your driver’s license is suspended, you may only operate vehicles equipped with ignition interlock devices or with a work or school permit.
- Do not discuss your case with anyone other than your attorney.
Our lawyers will thoroughly examine police reports, field sobriety and breath test results, and all other evidence the state has against you. Then we will work with experts to build the most effective defense.