You Can Be Charged With DUI Even if You Did Not Drink Alcohol
In the past, the crime was called driving while intoxicated (DWI). It specifically focused on the crime of driving drunk. Recently, the law was rewritten and the crime was renamed driving under the influence (DUI). Now, the crime is more inclusive. People can be charged with DUI not only if they are driving drunk, but also if they are caught driving under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs. You can also be prosecuted if your blood alcohol (BAC) level is below the 0.08 legal standard in Connecticut.
Our attorneys know the law. We also have the experience to know the opportunities available, opportunities that can result in positive outcomes in even the most challenging DUI/DWI defense cases.
Getting to the Point in DUI/DWI Cases
Prosecutors are extremely serious about drunk driving cases. Trying to play games with them simply does not work. Attorneys who try to manipulate the system in the hope of achieving a positive outcome have a habit of failing miserably. At our law firm, we do not believe in playing games. We are only interested in getting to the point and moving forward quickly to help you overcome the charges you are facing.
Fighting Suspension of Your Driver’s License
Our attorneys have experience defending clients from driver’s license suspension before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), a separate proceeding from your criminal DUI/DWI case. We can consult and advise you on your potential motor vehicle suspension.
If you are caught driving while your license is suspended, you will face mandatory jail time. This arrest also reverses any other benefit you may have received from the DMV during your suspension, such as special permits. You can also be denied the benefit of programs available in the criminal court case and face additional jail time, suspension and have a criminal record.
Protecting Your Rights After a Drunk Driving Arrest
At Bellenot & Boufford, LLC, our Newtown lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience handling DUI/DWI cases for clients in Fairfield County, New Haven County and the surrounding areas of Connecticut. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, we have the experience necessary to limit the consequences or defend you against fines or jail time that you would face if you are convicted.
Our lawyers are committed to fast and effective solutions in DUI/DWI cases.Contact us online to discuss your case and how we can help protect your rights.
Free and Meaningful Phone Consultations
When you contact our law firm for a free initial phone consultation, you will discuss your defense with an experienced lawyer right away. We will give you the meaningful information you need to decide how you want to proceed with your case. We want to give you peace of mind from the very start.