If you have been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol in Connecticut, the consequences you are facing could vary depending on the severity of your offense. Some of the requirements you have may be paying a fine, attending an educational program to inform about the dangers of DUI or the implementation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. The benefits of the latter suggestion can actually be quite advantageous for you if you use the technology correctly and use its presence as a measure of your accountability.
Having any felony conviction on your record can hinder your ability to get hired for a job. Many employers in different sectors require background checks for new employees. While federal and Connecticut state laws prohibit employers from excluding you as an employee just because you have a felony conviction, the laws do allow employers to deny you employment if the conviction is related or impacts the job for which you applied. In most cases, your felony conviction will impact the job and therefore exclude you from employment. This does not mean you cannot get a job.
Connecticut law assumes that driving is a privilege granted under certain conditions. Specifically, you have already given your consent to submit to a blood alcohol concentration test when you drive on a public roadway. At the offices of Joseph J. Colarusso, Attorney at Law, we understand that this can sometimes feel like a violation of basic rights. We are prepared to mount administrative and criminal defenses on our clients' behalf to attempt to get their driving privileges reinstated.
When Connecticut residents get a DUI, they may think they do not have many options. However, some people may be able to take alcohol education classes.