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A DUI charge is a serious matter. Whether it is your first offense or your third offense, you need legal information and legal help and you need them fast. Here is your one-stop source for Connecticut DUI laws, Connecticut DUI lawyers, and what a Connecticut DUI attorney can do for you.

 

 

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Connecticut DWI Convictions:

First DWI Offense:  Six months in jail with a mandatory minimum of two days OR up to six months suspended with probation requiring 100 hours of community service. 

Fines Range from $500-$1,000. 

License Suspension: 1 year.

Second DWI Offense:  A mandatory minimum of 120 consecutive days in prison, up to two years; 100 hours of community service and probation. 

Fines: Range from $1,000 to $4,000. 

License suspension: 3 years.

Ignition interlock device:  24 months.

Third DWI Offense:  Up to 3 years in prison, with mandatory minimum of 1 year and probation.  Also, 100 hours community service.  

Fines:  Range from $2,000 to $8,000. 

License Revocation:  Permanately revoked. A person may request a hearing after at least 6 years after date of revocation.

 

Connecticut BAC Per Se: 0.08 %

 

High BAC: 0.16 %

 

BAC Zero Tolerance: 0.02 %

 

Commercial Vehicle Driver BAC While Operating a Commercial Vehicle:  0.04%

 

Connecticut Implied Consent Law/Test Refusal Consequences: Yes. If you refuse an alcohol test, your license will be suspended for six months.