Serrano Law Firm - Hartford Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
Attorney John Serrano - Hartford, New Britain, Waterbury Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer

860 236-9350 ▪ 800 856-6400
690 Flatbush Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110-1308
27 Holmes Ave., Waterbury, CT 203 756-6100
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Attorney John Serrano
860 236-9350 ▪ 800 856-6400
690 Flatbush Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110
27 Holmes Ave, Waterbury, CT 203 756-6100
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Attorney John Serrano - Hartford, New Britain, Waterbury Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
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DUI LAWYER
Hartford • Waterbury • New Britain

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For DUI / DWI Charges

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Connecticut, you need an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer on your side to help you avoid being convicted or to minimize the penalties imposed by the court and the Department of Motor Vehicles.  I am Attorney John Serrano of the Serrano Law Firm and I have been defending people charged with drunk driving for over 25 years.  I have helped people keep their driver’s license and avoid jail sentences.  I can help you.

A charge of drunk driving, also known as driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), and operating under the influence (OUI), can severely affect your life, with consequences including:

In 2002, Connecticut reduced the legal limit for alcohol from 0.1% to 0.08% blood alcohol content.  This means that three drinks in an hour, or four in two hours, or five in three hours, may put you over the legal limit.

Every day people from all backgrounds — college graduates, high school drop-outs, rich, poor, professionals, teachers, factory workers, housewives — are charged with DWI / DUI.  While some people unfortunately have an alcohol problem, many people wind up in criminal court facing DUI / DWI charges after getting pulled over when they thought they were able to drive home safely from a party or social event.

A DUI arrest can result in two types of penalties:

You have the right to a hearing before the DMV suspends your license. The issues at the hearing are limited to whether (1) the police officer had probable cause to arrest you for DUI, (2) you were arrested, (3) testing showed you were over the limit or you refused testing, and (4) you were operating a vehicle.

As a DUI / DWI drunk driving defense lawyer, I caution everyone to be extremely careful about drinking and driving.  People are human, however, and make mistakes.  As your lawyer, I will use my knowledge and experience to help you get your life back to normal as soon as possible after a DUI / DWI arrest.

 

Connecticut DUI / DWI Criminal Penalties

Arrest Conviction Mandatory Sentence Maximum Sentence Fines License Suspension Ignition Interlock Device
1st N/A ( Eligible for Alcohol Education Program )
2nd 1st 48 Hours or 100 Hours Community Service 6 Months $500 to $1000 45 days 1 year
3rd 2nd 120 days plus 100 Hours Community Service 2 years $1000 to $4000 Longer of 45 days or until 21 years of age (1st year work or school only) 3 years
4th 3rd (within 10 years) 1 year plus 100 Hours Community Service 3 years $2000 to $8000 Lifetime (may apply after 2 years to end suspension) Lifetime (if suspension ended). May apply after 15 years to remove device.

 

Connecticut DMV License Suspension for DUI / DWI - Age 21 or Older

Arrest 0.08 to 0.15 0.16 or Over Refusal
1st 90 days 120 days 6 months
2nd 9 months 10 months 1 year
3rd 2 years 2 1/2 years 3 years

 

Connecticut DMV License Suspension for DUI / DWI - Under Age of 21

Arrest 0.02 to 0.15 0.16 or Over Refusal
1st Age 16 or 17: 180 days.
Age 18, 19 or 20: 1 year.
240 days Age 16 or 17: 1 year.
Age 18, 19 or 20: 18 months.
2nd 18 months 20 months 2 years
3rd 4 years 5 years 6 years

 

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I don't like speaking to machines. I don't think you do either. Especially when you need help. Call my law firm during our extended business hours (Mon to Fri, 8:30 am to 6 pm) and you will speak directly to a person. Evenings & weekends, call my cell phone: 860 977-0660.
- Attorney John Serrano

DUI Legal Help at these Connecticut Courts

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Bristol Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Bristol Criminal Court - DUI DWI Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
Derby Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton  
Enfield East Granby, East Windsor, Enfield, Granby, Simsbury, Suffield, Windsor, Windsor Locks  
Hartford Avon, Bloomfield, Canton, Farmington, Hartford, West Hartford Hartford Criminal Court - Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Lawyer
Manchester East Hartford, Glastonbury, Manchester, Marlborough, South Windsor Manchester Criminal Court - Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Lawyer
Meriden Cheshire, Hamden, Meriden, North Haven, Wallingford Meriden Criminal Court - Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Lawyer
Middletown Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, Westbrook Middletown Criminal Court - Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Lawyer
New Britain Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Rocky Hill,, Wethersfield New Britain Criminal Court - Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Lawyer
New Haven Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, New Haven, North Branford, Woodbridge New Haven Criminal Court  - Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Lawyer
Norwich Bozrah, Colchester, Franklin, Griswold, Lebanon, Lisbon, Montville, Norwich, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Voluntown Norwich Criminal Court  - Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Lawyer
Rockville Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, Willington  
Waterbury Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Southbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury Waterbury Criminal Court  - Connecticut DUI / DWI Drunk Driving Lawyer
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Serrano Law Firm, LLC
John Serrano, A Connecticut Attorney at Law
690 Flatbush Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110-1308
860 236-9350 * 800 856-6400 * 860 523-9101 fax
27 Holmes Avenue, Waterbury 203 756-6100
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