The penalties for operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Connecticut are severe, especially when compared to the sentences that courts dole out in other states. A first OUI conviction in Connecticut requires the installation of an ignition interlock device and an administrative license suspension of 45 days.
WestportNow reports that police arrested a Milford man on Monday, September 5 for driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. After witnessing the 36-year-old accused traveling south in the northbound lane of the Sherwood Island Connector, police conducted a routine traffic stop.
Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous for both the motorist who is doing so and for all those who are walking or driving in the vicinity. Because the stakes are so high, police officers are sometimes overzealous in finding and arresting offenders, and even innocent people could find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Facing criminal charges is always a serious matter, but if you are facing felony charges, many of your rights are at stake. In addition to criminal lawyer fees, a fine, jail time and other penalties related to your specific charge, you may also lose your:
All drug charges are serious, but the facts surrounding your arrest can have a profound impact on the potential outcomes of your case. Four factors, in particular, will determine the consequences of a conviction:
Given the dramatic repercussions of OUI charges, it seems ridiculous to imagine that a sober person could fail a field sobriety test. Unfortunately, FSTs are notoriously inaccurate, but if you consent to a field sobriety test and fail, the prosecuting authority can still use the results as evidence against you in court.
Whether you’re attending the West Hartford Memorial Day Parade or hitting the downtown bars, our city has plenty of options for enjoying the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, drunk-driving rates tend to spike on Memorial Day.
Connecticut police are cracking down on drunk and drugged drivers. According to DUIBlock.com, OUI checkpoints are common across the state.