Connecticut DUI law § 14-227(a) states that it is a misdemeanor offense for any person with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Connecticut while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Connecticut DUI law § 14-227(g) states that it is against the law for anyone under the age of 21 to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .02% or greater.
Connecticut's implied consent law § 14-227(b) states that any person who drives a vehicle in the state of Connecticut has given their consent to submit to alcohol or drug testing when that person applies for and accepts a Connecticut driver's license.
If you submitted to or refused a chemical test, the arresting officer is required to revoke your diver's license for a period of 24 hours and submit the evidence against you and the officer's report to the Connecticut DMV.
In order for the evidence collected by the arresting officer to be considered admissible in court, the following items must occur:
If you were injured and/or incapacitated due to being involved in an accident, a blood or urine sample will be taken at the hospital during medical treatment. If your BAC level was established in this manner, the following items must occur in order for the evidence to be admissible in court:
First time DUI offenders may apply for a special work-only permit that will allow them to driver for no more than 12-hours per day, to and from work and any other destinations stated on the permit. If you refused or failed to complete any part of the chemical test you will not be eligible for a work permit for the first 3-months of your suspension period.
To apply for a special work permit you will need to fill out the application for a special work permit and mail it to the Connecticut DMV for approval. It can take several weeks to hear back from the DMV to find out if you are approved for the permit.
A first offense DUI charge in Connecticut means that your blood alcohol concentration was .08% or greater and you have had no prior DUI convictions within the past 10 years. A first offense DUI charge is considered a misdemeanor charge and carries the following penalties:
A second offense DUI charge in Connecticut means that your blood alcohol concentration was .08% or greater and you have been convicted of one prior DUI in the past 10-years. A second offense charge is considered a misdemeanor charge and carries the following penalties:
A third or subsequent offense DUI charge in Connecticut means that your blood alcohol concentration was .08% or greater and you have been convicted of one DUI within the past 10-years and have had at least one DUI conviction beyond the past 10-years. A second or subsequent offense charge carries the following penalties:
Before the Connecticut DMV will reinstate your license following your suspension period or before issuing you a special work-only permit, they will require you to file an SR22 form with them before issuing you a new license. You will be required to carry your SR22 insurance for a period of 3-years.
At anytime during this 3-year period if there is a lapse in your SR22 insurance coverage, your insurance provider is obligated by law to immediately inform the Connecticut DMV of the lapse. If a lapse in coverage occurs, the Connecticut DMV will immediately suspended your license and you will be required to re file an SR22 form with the DMV before they will issue you another license.
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