CONNECTICUT DWI LAW
Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) for a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Connecticut:
Implied Consent and Chemical Test Refusal: Under Connecticut Implied Consent Law, your license will be suspended for six months if you do not allow a police officer who suspects you of driving under the influence to take a breath, urine, or blood test. Because Connecticut DWI law varies among counties and conviction of DUI can result in very serious consequences, it is advisable to consult a Connecticut DUI lawyer.
DWI Arrest - Civil Case Potential Penalties:
DWI Arrest - Criminal Charges
Contact an attorney who specializes in criminal law if criminal charges have been filed against you as a result of your DWI. An attorney can help you with the complex process of defending yourself in your Connecticut DWI suit.
Potential Criminal Charges: Generally, if you are criminally charged with DWI, you will be charged with a misdemeanor. However, if you are a persistent DWI offender, you may be criminally charged with a felony.
Reinstating Your License After DWI Conviction: After the revocation period, you must complete a Substance Abuse Treatment Program and pay $175 to the Connecticut DMV. You must wait until the Connecticut DMV informs you that your license has been restored before beginning to drive again. You must also make sure that you have liability insurance.
Effect of DWI on Car Insurance: Your insurance rates will increase after you have been convicted of DWI. However, in order to have your license reinstated after DWI, it is necessary to have liability insurance. You must submit an SR-22 Proof of Insurance Certificate to the Connecticut DMV in order to have your license reinstated. Your insurance carrier will provide this form.
Under 21 and DWI: In Connecticut, according to Connecticut Zero Tolerance Law, your driverís license will be suspended if you have a BAC of .02% or higher, are driving a motor vehicle, and are under age 21.