Halloween DUI Charges in Connecticut | What do I Need to Know?

Halloween DUI Charges in Connecticut | What do I Need to Know?

When people celebrate Halloween in the state of Connecticut, these activities sometimes involve alcohol. During these festivities, it is important to remember it is illegal to drink and drive. Drivers who are found  operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of 0.08% can be charged with a DUI. These charges have the potential to result in severe consequences. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Connecticut DUI defense attorney if you were charged with a DUI over the Halloween weekend.

First Offense DUI Penalties

If you are charged with a DUI for the first time in your life, you can face the following consequences as a result of your actions:

  • Mandatory 45-day license suspension
  • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device for 1 year
  • Jail time up to 6 months
  • Probation with 100 hours of community service
  • Fines from $500-$1000
  • Possible participation in an alcohol education and treatment program

Second Offense DUI Penalties

If you are charged with a DUI for the second time within 10 years of your first conviction, you can face more severe consequences than the first time. This can include:

  • Maximum of 2 years in jail
  • Probation with 100 hours of community service
  • Fines between $1000-$4000
  • A minimum 45-day license suspension
  • The requirement of an ignition interlock device for at least 3 years

Third Offense DUI Penalties

If you are charged with a DUI for the third time, the consequences can be even more harsh than the second time. This can include: 

  • 1-3 years in jail
  • Probation with 100 hours of community service
  • Having your license revoked
  • Fines between $2000-$8000

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