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Decades Of Defending People Charged With DUI In Connecticut

Attorney Joseph J. Colarusso works regularly with investigators and experts in building and preparing strong DUI defenses. As a former prosecutor and an experienced Connecticut DUI defense lawyer, he understands the kinds of shortcuts and assumptions law enforcement officers and prosecutors make when prosecuting DUI/DWI cases.

If this is a repeat DUI, or you are under 21, hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) or were involved in an accident where property damage, personal injury or death occurred, contact attorney Colarusso immediately. These situations require a knowledgeable, skilled and aggressive attorney to protect your rights.

If you or a loved one has been arrested, call our 24-hour emergency line at 203-325-2200 for immediate assistance.

What Consequences Are You Facing For DUI In Connecticut?

The consequences of a DUI in Connecticut are different than in New York, and you face them on two fronts — from the DMV and the Superior Court. Upon arrest, you will be subject to a minimum 90-day license suspension by the DMV if your blood alcohol content is .08 percent or above. If your blood alcohol content is above .16 percent, you are subject to a minimum 120-day license suspension by the DMV.

You have only a limited amount of time to respond to your DUI charge and request an administrative DMV hearing before your license is automatically suspended.

In the state of Connecticut, possible DUI penalties include:

  • Suspension of your driver's license
  • Steep fines
  • Possible jail time
  • Probation
  • Community service

You have the right to a defense before the Superior Court, and you may be eligible for a pretrial diversion program. If not, then you may face potential conviction, jail time, probation and loss of license.

Contact An Experienced Stamford DWI Defense Lawyer

Call The Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso in Stamford, Connecticut, at 203-977-2415, or contact the firm online for a prompt response. Attorney Colarusso offers free initial consultations. Whether this is your first drunk driving arrest or you are dealing with a repeat offense, Joseph J. Colarusso will fight tirelessly in pursuit of your best interests.