DUI Lawyer Serving Tolland County CT
When you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you need the services of a DUI defense lawyer. Before you refuse to take a test to measure your blood alcohol, you should seek the advice of a lawyer. The Law office of Attorney Brian J. Murphy offers DUI Defense for Hebron and all towns in Tolland County CT. It hardly matters whether you were involved in an accident or were stopped at a roadblock during a holiday weekend. If you have been arrested and are asked to partake in a blood alcohol test, you need a lawyer’s advice early on. What you don’t know about DUI laws can change the course of your defense.
Connecticut has ‘OUI/DUI Implied Consent Laws’. All drivers lawfully arrested for operating under the influence must submit to chemical testing for the purpose of measuring blood alcohol content. There are penalties for refusing a chemical test. After your Miranda rights have been read, you are supposed to be given the right to call an attorney, you are to be informed that a failed test or refusal to submit to a test can lead to license suspension, and that a refusal can be used against you in court.
Connecticut’s DUI law consists primarily of two statutes. The first prohibits a person from driving while “under the influence” of alcohol or drugs or with an “elevated” blood alcohol content. A person is under the influence if his ability to drive is affected to an appreciable degree. Under the second statute, motorists implicitly consent to be tested for drugs or alcohol when they drive. The law establishes administrative license suspension procedures for drivers who refuse to submit to a test or whose test results indicate an elevated blood alcohol content.
When you are convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will lose your driver’s license and pay a fine – but you also risk going to jail. Criminal penalties for DUI include fines, prison terms, and license suspensions. Attorney Murphy is experienced in criminal defense cases and has defended people in all different types of drunk driving cases, ranging from first-time offenders to people with prior convictions. He has a full understanding of the legal, factual, and technical issues these cases present, and he works hard for his clients.
Keep in mind that you only have a limited number of days from the date of the mailing of notice of your license suspension to request an administrative per se hearing. Attorney Brian Murphy can represent you at this hearing in an attempt to restore your driver’s license.
It is possible to successfully defend DUI charges. Attorney Murphy will closely examine the facts of your case and determine how to proceed. Once we have reviewed your case, we will explain your legal options to you. If you decide you want to fight the charge, we will work hard to obtain a dismissal of the charge and a not guilty verdict. Our lawyers have helped many first-time offenders avoid a DUI conviction, through a plea arrangement which suspends the prosecution pending completion of the Alcohol Education Program. At the conclusion of the program, your record will show no conviction. When in doubt, do not hesitate to call (860) 643-3021.