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What is the legal limit in Connecticut?

When someone is charged with drunk driving, their life may never be the same. If they are convicted, they may face harsh penalties including jail time, costly fines and license revocation. Furthermore, they may experience a social stigma, lose their job or struggle to find work after being convicted of driving under the influence. As a result, it is critical for people in Stamford, and throughout the entire state of Connecticut, to understand the legal limit and make sure they avoid driving while intoxicated. Furthermore, if you think that you may have been wrongfully charged with DUI, taking the right steps forward is essential.

On the Connecticut Department of Transportation's website, an overview of drunk driving is provided, including information regarding the legal limit. According to the Department, an adult who is age 21 or older is considered to be over the legal limit if their BAC level is .08 or greater. However, it is very important to be aware of Connecticut's laws regarding underage drunk driving. For drivers under the age of 21, anyone who is found to have a BAC level of .02 or greater is considered to be over the legal limit. An underage DUI conviction can have serious consequences for young drivers and everyone who gets behind the wheel should realize that in Connecticut, drunk driving charges can be prosecuted even when there is no direct evidence of an individual's BAC level.

The material presented in this post was written for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.

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