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Category: DUI/DWI

I Just Got An OUI Charge in Connecticut – Will I Lose My License? 

Most people associate drunk driving charges with the term “DUI.” It stands for driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances. Connecticut works in a different way. If you have a .08 BAC or higher while operating a motor vehicle here, you will get charged with OUI – operating under the influence. 

Just because the name is different, though, don’t assume the penalties are. You can face incarceration and fines. You can be made to have an ignition [...]

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Five Key Things to Know About DUI Arrests in Connecticut

1. REMAIN CALM AND RESPECTFUL TO THE OFFICERS DURING THE INITIAL STOP.

Connecticut has a “Stop and Identify” law, which means that any person pulled over while operating a motor vehicle must provide identification, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration to an officer. While retrieving your documents, be respectful to the officers and try to remain calm. If you have been pulled over under suspicion of DUI/DWI, the officers will be carefully observing you for signs of intoxication during this [...]

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When Misdemeanors are Elevated to Felonies in Connecticut

Misdemeanors | Criminal Law | Felonies

Each state has its own criminal justice system – Connecticut is no different. The state’s legislative body passes laws that regulate conduct and specifies the penalties that a judge can – or must – impose when an individual violates or breaks a law. This set of laws is called a penal code.

Most states, including Connecticut, sort crimes into the following three categories:

Infractions: Offenses that usually aren’t very serious and involve low-level misconduct, such as traffic violations. Punishment typically[...]

What Happens When Your Child is Accused of a Juvenile Crime in CT

Juvenile Crimes

One of the worst fears for any parent is seeing their child in trouble with the law. Even worse is the idea of your child being incarcerated and placed behind bars.

The terrifying reality is that it does happen. Every year an average of 11,000 children are arrested for juvenile crimes in the state of Connecticut alone.

Another terrifying statistic? Three thousand of them will be found guilty and convicted under the state’s juvenile justice system.

One of the most [...]

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