How Can I be Penalized for Drunk Driving in Connecticut During Labor Day Weekend?

How Can I be Penalized for Drunk Driving in Connecticut During Labor Day Weekend?

Every year, Labor Day weekend is usually full of festive ways to celebrate and end the summer season. These activities tend to involve drinking. However, it is illegal to drink and operate a vehicle in any state, including Connecticut. Individuals who violate the law and do so anyway can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). This can result in significant consequences that can impact a person for the rest of their life. It is because of this that those facing these situations should retain the services of an experienced Connecticut DUI defense attorney. 

What are the Penalties of a First DUI Offense?

If it is your first time being charged with a DUI in Connecticut, 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

What are the Penalties of a Second DUI Offense?

The state of Connecticut takes repeat offenses very seriously. It is because of this that those who receive a second DUI charge within 10 years of their first can face more severe consequences. This can include the following: 

  • 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

What are the Penalties of a Third DUI Offense?

Individuals who are charged with a third DUI offense can face the following consequences: 

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

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