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Penalties for Criminal Convictions

Under Connecticut’s criminal law, a driver arrested for OUI will receive both a summons and a court date. If the court proceedings result in a conviction, the following penalties must be imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles:

Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, C.G.S §14-227a, §14-227g or §14-111n conviction on or after January 1, 2012
First Conviction Second Conviction Third or Subsequent Conviction
Fine $500 to $1,000 $1,000 to $4,000 $2,000 to $8,000
OUI convictions after January 1, 2012.
  • 45 days license suspension.
  • All other terms of suspensions must be served except 14-227b.
  • One year IID requirement from restoration date.
  • If previously convicted of 53a-56b or 53a 60d, it’s considered the 2nd offense.
  • 45 days license suspension or until 21st birthday, whichever is longer.
  • All other terms of suspensions must be served except 14-227b.
  • Three years IID requirement from restoration date.
  • If you serve less than a one year suspension, you are restricted to drive to and from work or school, an alcohol or drug abuse treatment program, probation appointments or an ignition interlock device service center for the first year. (You must carry the appropriate schedule at all times.)
Permanent Revocation.
May request a hearing after at least 2 years after date of revocation.
Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, C.G.S. §14-227a, §14-227g or §14-111n conviction prior to January 1, 2012
First Conviction Second Conviction Third or Subsequent Conviction
Under 21 years old for OUI convictions prior to January 1, 2012 1 year license suspension.
  • 3 years license suspension or until 21st birthday, whichever is longer.
  • Two years IID requirement from restoration date.
  • If you serve less than a one year suspension, you are restricted to drive to and from work or school, an alcohol or drug abuse treatment program, probation appointments or an ignition interlock device service center for the first year. (You must carry the appropriate schedule at all times.)
Permanent Revocation.
May request a hearing after at least 2 years after date of revocation.
21 and older for OUI convictions prior to January 1, 2012.
  • 1 year license suspension.
  • 1 year license suspension.
  • Two years IID requirement from restoration date.
  • If you serve less than a one year suspension, you are restricted to drive to and from work or school, an alcohol or drug abuse treatment program, probation appointments or an ignition interlock device service center for the first year. (You must carry the appropriate schedule at all times.)
Permanent Revocation.
May request a hearing after at least 2 years after date of revocation.

You may petition, in writing, to the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles for the option to participate in the IID program. After serving more than 45 days of your suspension but less than one year under C.G.S 14-227a, 14-227g and 14-111n, you will be required to have an IID for the remainder of the suspension on a first conviction or for a second conviction, the remainder of your suspension plus an additional two years.

Vehicular Manslaughter, C.G.S. §53a-56b or
Vehicular Assault, C.G.S. §53a-60d
First Conviction Second or subsequent Conviction
Vehicular Manslaughter conviction 1 year license suspension. Two years IID requirement from restoration date. 1 year license suspension. Two years IID requirement from restoration date.
Vehicle Assault conviction 1 year license suspension. Two years IID requirement from restoration date. 1 year license suspension. Two years IID requirement from restoration date.

 

License Restoration Requirements for First DUI Offense

If convicted of a DUI the courts must suspended your drivers license. The link above explains how to restore your license through the DMV.

License Restoration Requirements for Second DUI Offense

If convicted of a DUI the courts must suspended your drivers license. The link above explains how to restore your license through the DMV.

License Restoration Requirements for Third DUI Offense

If convicted of a DUI the courts must suspended your drivers license. The link above explains how to restore your license through the DMV.

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