DUI Lawyer Serving Tolland County CT
Attorney Brian J. Murphy is a DUI defense lawyer serving Andover and all towns in Tolland County CT. When you are charged with driving under the influence, you suffer many consequences. You may lose your job, you may have your driver’s license suspended, and you may have to appear at hearings and court. After your license is reinstated you will need to maintain an ignition interlock device for a period of time. You must suffer loss of mobility, then pay a monthly fee for the monitoring device – or else you risk being unable to get back on the road.
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. 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.
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. Call today: (860) 643-3021.