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Charged With A DUI In Norwich, CT?

An attorney will play a major role in the mitigation of your case.

If you are arrested – no matter what your criminal charge is – you have the right to legal representation. In the case of DUIs, your legal protection matters more than ever. While the court prefers to move these cases along as quickly as possible, it is important to consider the factors of your situation to ensure that you have the best legal defense available.

From analyzing evidence to negotiating your case in court, a DUI defense attorney will be an invaluable resource to have throughout the duration of your legal proceedings. With their valuable insight, you will be able to make informed choices that directly affect the future of your case.

Steven A. Tomeo & Associates, LLC is a law firm that collaborates with our clients. Using transparent communication and proven legal strategies, our firm aims to make proactive legal decisions together. If you are seeking an expert DUI lawyer in the greater Norwich, CT area, Steven A. Tomeo & Associates has you covered.

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What Happens If I Get A DUI In Connecticut?

If you are arrested for a DUI, you will be read your rights and detained by law enforcement. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense, and you will be taken to the police station by the arresting officer. There you will spend several hours in jail in order to “sober up”.

Once you are released, you will be ordered to make an appearance in court at a future date. Failure to appear for your court date will result in a warrant for your arrest, so it is very important that you attend. If you hire a DUI criminal defense lawyer, you will have the ability to move your court date within a certain timeframe, and you will have an idea of what to expect at your court appearance.

DUI punishments in Connecticut vary depending on the circumstances of your case and how many offenses you have had. Generally speaking, penalties are as follows:

  • First Conviction
    • 45-day suspension of license
    • $500-$1,000 fine
    • Up to six months imprisonment
    • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your vehicle for one year
    • Completion of a treatment program
  • Second Conviction
    • 45-day suspension of license
    • $1,000-$4,000 fine
    • Up to two years imprisonment
    • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your vehicle for three years
    • Probation and 100 hours of community service
    • Completion of a treatment program
  • Third Conviction
    • Permanent revocation of license (defendant must wait at least two years from the day of revocation to request a hearing for the reconsideration of reinstatement)
    • $2,000-$8,000 fine
    • Up to three years imprisonment
    • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your vehicle permanently
    • Probation and 100 hours of community service
    • Completion of a treatment program

In situations where the defendant is under 21, has a higher BAC than .16%, and/or injured/killed an individual while driving, the consequences are more significant. A DUI convictions attorney will be immensely valuable in the mitigation of these penalties so that you don’t receive an unjust sentence from prosecutors.

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What Defense Strategies Can A DUI Lawyer Use To Argue My Case?

There are a variety of ways to defend yourself against a DUI charge. These tactics include:

  • Maintaining that the officer had no reasonable cause to pull you over
  • Asserting that the officer improperly administered breath and/or field sobriety tests
  • Arguing that you were not given the opportunity to contact an attorney during your investigation

You Have The Right To Legal Representation

If you have been charged with a DUI, understanding your rights is critical…

Whether you need a first-offense DUI attorney or a marijuana DUI Attorney, Attorney Steven Tomeo is here to help. He will offer your case his personal time and attention to ensure that your rights are protected at all costs. Criminal convictions can make your life much more challenging. Our firm is committed to helping you overcome your legal problems so that you can focus on getting your future on track for success.

Steven A. Tomeo & Associates, LLC proudly serves the Connecticut towns of Norwich, Bozrah, Colchester, Franklin, Griswold, Lebanon, Lisbon, Montville, Preston, Salem, Sprague, and Voluntown.

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