Protect Your Driving Privileges After A Drunk Driving Charge
A DUI charge — officially known as OUI in Connecticut — can impact your life in two parallel ways. In addition to the fines and jail time that can result from criminal charges, there are also administrative consequences for a drunk driving arrest such as driver's license suspension or even the full revocation of your license.
Administrative penalties are determined by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles at a DMV per se hearing. The sooner you speak with an experienced DUI attorney, the more time you will have to prepare a strong defense for your hearing. Over nearly four decades, the Law Offices of James E. Sulick, LLC, has earned a reputation for committed and successful advocacy on behalf of our clients.
At your per se hearing, we will do everything possible to protect your driving privileges. We understand that a suspended license can make it difficult or impossible to get to work or complete basic tasks such as buying groceries. Our goal is to help keep your life running as smoothly as possible despite the disruption that a criminal DUI charge can cause.
The Pros And Cons Of Ignition Interlock Devices
If you've already been convicted of drunk driving, it's even more important to weigh your next steps with an experienced lawyer. Ultimately, our goal is to help you return to a full, unrestricted driver's license. When that option is not immediately available, we can also help you obtain provisional measures that allow you to drive while still under restrictions imposed by the state.
One of the most common tools used after a DUI conviction is an ignition interlock device (IID) — essentially a Breathalyzer test connected to your vehicle's computer system. While IIDs can be burdensome, in some cases they are the quickest means to get you back on the road after a drunk driving conviction. We will help you obtain an IID when one is appropriate, and in the long-term we will also help you meet the conditions required to go back to driving without one.
The Punishment Should Not Outweigh The Crime
Alcohol consumption is not a crime in itself, and even the use of controlled substances is often a victimless crime. If you've been unfairly charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we will work aggressively to have the charges dropped. When charges cannot be dropped, our goal is to ensure that the consequences you face are proportionate to your actions.
Schedule a free initial consultation to see how we can help in your case. Our South Windsor office is open during business hours, Monday through Friday. We also take Saturday appointments upon request.