Being arrested for a DUI is very serious. If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated, you will have to pay a large fine, your driver’s license will be suspended, and there is a possibility you could go to jail.

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.

Successful DUI Defense Strategies

It is possible to successfully defend DUI charges. Attorney Murphy will closely examine the facts of your case and determine how to proceed. Possible defense strategies include:

  • Lack of probable cause for the police to stop you
  • Improperly conducted field sobriety tests
  • Inadmissible blood alcohol tests
  • And many others

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. If the state’s case has any issues, we may be able to obtain a reduction to a non-alcohol related driving charge.

Mitigating Penalties

In some cases, the state’s evidence may be strong. If this is the situation for your case, it may be possible to mitigate the penalties you face (especially in the case of a first-time offender). 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.

DUI Lawyers in Manchester CT