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Education board member arrested four times in two months

For many people in Connecticut, when they hear about someone being arrested for and charged with driving under the influence, their minds may well conjure up images of a particular stereotype. This stereotype is not generally a highly educated and successful, upper middle class or even upper class person in their 60s who holds a prominent public position. Not only can that be the face of a person charged with drunk driving but it has been recently in multiple areas throughout the state.

How accurate are field sobriety tests?

Have you recently been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Connecticut? Whether this experience is your first brush with the law or not, it can be a scary and uncertain time for you. Understanding the opportunities you might have for a defense against the charges you face can be very important at this time. One opportunity may well involve the field sobriety tests used during the arrest process.

Life with an ignition interlock device

If you have been arrested for and charged with a drunk driving offense in Connecticut, it is understandable and reasonable for you to begin learning about some of the penalties associated with a conviction for these types of charges. If you are ultimately convicted of your driving under the influence charge, it is possible that you may be required to use what is called an ignition interlock device. This is essentially a device that is intended to prevent you from driving if you have been drinking.

Understanding the eye field sobriety test

If you have been arrested in Connecticut and charged with an impaired driving offense, you may have been asked to take some tests before you were placed under arrest. FieldSobrietyTests.org explains that the reason for this testing is not to prove that you are intoxicated or even to prove an exact level of intoxication. Instead, field sobriety tests are designed to give officers enough evidence to support them arresting you for suspected intoxication while driving. 

What is the one-leg stand field sobriety test?

In a previous post, the walk-and-turn field sobriety test was reviewed. However, that is not the only test you may be asked to take if a law enforcement officer in Connecticut suspects you may be impaired by alcohol while driving. FieldSobrietyTests.org explains that a second test also evaluates your ability to balance, follow instructions and execute multiple tasks simultaneously. This is called the one-leg stand test.

The walk-and-turn field sobriety test

If you have been arrested for an impaired driving offense in Connecticut, you may have been asked to participate in field sobriety tests by officers. As explained by FieldSobrietyTests.org, these tests are sanctioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are are used by law enforcement to provide them with probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving.

Man charged in alleged drunk driving death

Connecticut residents who have ever heard about people being charged with criminal offenses after traffic accidents should know this can and does happen to everyday people. When it comes to accidents involving allegations of drunk driving, stereotypes may abound but the facts in a case should be focused on. These charges can be scary but defendants should always remember that their rights matter as well.

West Haven man facing DUI and other charges

Today's media can be a valuable means of receiving information but it can also make life difficult for Connecticut residents who have been arrested and charged with crimes. Very often, reports of criminal arrests provide little or spotty details that make it all too easy for people to paint the defendants in very negative lights. That can leave many people wondering if they are really able to get a fair defense and this is an understandable thought.

DUI awareness in Connecticut over the holidays

Most Connecticut residents eagerly look forward to the holiday season. Extra time off from work or school and more time with friends and family are common joys for many people at this time of year. It is common for alcohol to be served at holiday celebrations and despite this being a social norm and widely accepted, it is interesting how many people can be chastized for then driving home after so doing when so many others do the same thing.

Five counts of first degree murder in DUI case

Connecticut residents can face some tough penalties if they are convicted of drunk driving. From fines to the loss of driving privileges to fines, the impact can be great. Being required to use an ignition interlock device may also result. There is also the potential of having a criminal record. When a person charged with drunk driving is also accused of being involved in a serious accident, the consequences can get even more dire.

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