In New Haven, CT, an arrest for operating under the influence (OUI) of alcohol or drugs, sometimes called driving under the influence (DUI) triggers two separate cases or proceedings: criminal and administrative.
In your criminal case, the State’s Attorney for the New Haven Judicial District will be tasked with establishing your guilt. If you are convicted for DUI, you could face jail time, fines, probation, or court-ordered alcohol education classes. In your administrative case, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will impose an automatic 45-day driver’s license suspension. You may also be subject to higher insurance rates and mandatory installation of an interlock device in your vehicle.
Whether this is your first DUI offense or you are a repeat DUI offender, there are several criminal defense strategies that can be used to successfully beat a DUI. I am well-equipped to tackle the complex issues in your case including analyzing the legality of the traffic stop, scrutinizing the accuracy of the chemical breath test results, determining whether you were a victim of an illegal search and seizure, and more. My goal as your DUI defense lawyer is to keep your criminal record clean and preserve your driving privileges.