New Haven DUI Defense Lawyer

In our lives, errors and misjudgments happen.

Regardless of your profession or status — be it a teacher, doctor, lawyer, factory worker, or student — no one is immune to mistakes. The idea that one misstep could leave an indelible mark on your record and reputation is distressing. If you’re facing charges or have been arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, liquor, or drug, it’s imperative that you have a seasoned attorney by your side to help mitigate the potential consequences.

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A Single Mistake Shouldn’t Define Your Future

At the law office of Kevin Smith, I staunchly believe in the power of redemption and second chances. This belief is deeply rooted in my decision to focus solely on criminal defense. Situated in New Haven, my firm represents clients from diverse backgrounds facing varying criminal allegations. Recognizing the emotional and legal turmoil an OUI charge can generate, I am committed to guiding you through the process and offering steadfast defense, regardless of whether this is your first brush with the law or a subsequent offense.

Understanding DUI in Connecticut

In Connecticut, individuals over 21 years old with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher while operating a vehicle are considered to be under the influence. An OUI arrest or charge can understandably evoke fears about potential jail time, fines, license suspension, and other state-imposed penalties.

Potential Consequences

For first-time offenders, the ramifications might include a minimum of 48 hours in jail, license suspension, and a mandate of 100 hours of community service. However, leveraging my deep expertise in this legal domain, I focus on:

  • Navigating you towards pretrial diversionary alcohol education programs
  • Advocating for license retention or obtaining special permits, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily life
  • Diligently working to have your case dismissed or charges reduced

Multiple OUI offenses intensify the severity of the consequences. Penalties increase in terms of potential incarceration, financial implications, and extended suspension of driving privileges. Moreover, repeat offenders might not qualify for diversionary programs. In such circumstances, prompt legal consultation becomes even more paramount.

Your DUI Defense Ally

An OUI/DUI charge is a formidable challenge, but with the right representation, you can navigate these trying waters. Reach out to my law office, either online or by dialing 855-PLD-THE5. Your future deserves an adept defense.

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