NEW HAVEN DUI ATTORNEY
Connecticut’s penalties for driving under the influence are extremely harsh, even for a first-time offender. You may end up paying thousands of dollars in fines, ignition interlock fees, and high-risk auto insurance rates. The cost of a DUI conviction to your career and reputation can be even higher.
To protect yourself from damaging consequences, it’s important to seek legal representation as soon as possible, even if you think you are guilty. The New Haven DUI attorneys at LoRicco Law Firm provide skilled defense of DUI charges based on the science of blood alcohol testing and the technicalities of the law. Our New Haven DUI lawyers can minimize the consequences you face.
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WHAT IF I DID DRINK AND DRIVE?
Just because you had something to drink does not mean you were driving under the influence. The police officer may have made crucial mistakes that affect the accuracy or admissibility of blood or breath test results. Connecticut law has specific criteria to determine the admissibility of alcohol and drug tests. If the police did not meet those criteria, the test results can be suppressed.
If this is your first offense, you may be eligible for an option known as the Pretrial Alcohol Education Program. If you complete this program successfully, the DUI charges will be dismissed.
SHOULD I PLEAD GUILTY TO DUI CHARGES?
Many people feel embarrassed by a DUI arrest and quickly plead guilty. Unfortunately, pleading guilty will not make the charge go away. It will only result in a conviction that will be visible to anyone who conducts a background check on you for the rest of your life.
Before you plead guilty to drunk driving or any criminal offense, discuss your case with one of our New Haven DUI attorneys. We will make every effort to keep your record as clean as possible.