What are the Consequences of a DUI in Connecticut?

What are the Consequences of a DUI in Connecticut?

It is illegal for people to drink and drive in any state. In Connecticut, doing so can result in charges of operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OUI/DUI). This may be the case if a driver is found to be operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of 0.08%. Those who are charged with these offenses can face significant consequences, such as hefty fines and possible jail time. This can impact them and their reputation for the foreseeable future. The exact penalties a person can face may vary depending on the nature of the offense. Continue reading below and contact an experienced Connecticut DUI defense attorney if you are facing these charges.

First Offense OUI/DUI Penalties

When a person is charged with an OUI/DUI for the first time, they can face a variety of consequences as a result. This can include the following:

  • 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 OUI/DUI Penalties

Those who are found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol for the second time within 10 years of their first conviction can face harsher consequences as a result. 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

Third Offense OUI/DUI Penalties

Connecticut courts and law enforcement take repeat offenses very seriously. It is because of this that individuals who are charged with a third offense can face much more severe consequences as a result. 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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