If you drive a vehicle at any given time in Connecticut, you are giving your implied consent to be tested for your breath, urine, or blood. This chemical testing will determine what your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is. If you do not comply, you are breaking the law and will face penalties.
Erin Field is an experienced West Hartford DUI attorney that can help you avoid serious penalties for a DUI charge. At Field Law Office, LLC, there is no runaround — you always speak to the attorney directly. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation. If you have any questions, continue reading this article to learn about chemical testing laws in Connecticut.
DUI Penalties in Connecticut
The penalties you are going to be facing after being charged with a DUI in Connecticut will vary from case to case. If you have received a prior DUI conviction, that will affect the severity of your penalties. However, because Connecticut is a state that allows for a washout or look back period, If you were convicted with a DUI more than ten years ago, and you were recently charged with DUI, the penalties will be the same as a first offender DUI in Connecticut.
If you are a first-time offender who has been charged with a DUI, you may be able to apply to get admission to a Pretrial Alcohol Education Program. You can do this under a state oath that says you have not been a part of this program in the last ten years. This means that anyone with a prior conviction who opted into the program cannot do it again within a ten-year period. If you complete the program satisfactorily, then you can have your DUI charges dismissed.
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