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Five Things You Must Know if You're Arrested in Connecticut

1. If you are arrested, you must be read your Miranda warning before being questioned by police. Most people have heard of a Miranda warning, which is based on a U.S. Supreme Court case from the late 1960s, Miranda vs. Arizona. Once arrested, but before being questioned, police are required to inform you that: (1) you have the right to remain silent, (2) anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law, (3) you have the right to speak to an attorney, and (4) to have an attorney present during any questioning.

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Five Key Things to Know About DUI Arrests in Connecticut

If you have been pulled over under suspicion of DUI/DWI, the officers will be carefully observing you for signs of intoxication during this initial encounter-- for example, if you are slurring your words or if you seem confused or unsteady.  The officer may smell alcohol on your breath, but even if you have had a drink or two, remember that it is legal to drive after drinking a small amount, and try to remain calm and clear-headed. 

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