Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are arrested for a crime in Connecticut, you need a Connecticut lawyer who concentrates in criminal defense law. The effect of a Connecticut criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Connecticut lawyer. Each criminal charge in the State of Connecticut, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, being convicted of a criminal offense in Connecticut could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has experienced criminal defense attorneys in Connecticut you can trust to help you through an unpredictable situation.
Hiring a qualified Connecticut criminal defense lawyer will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Connecticut attorneys on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then build an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is unique in Connecticut, the main objective of the lawyers on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Connecticut
In Connecticut the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be arrested for DWI or drunk driving a law enforcement officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be charged for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC in Connecticut. You can be charged with drunk driving with a BAC below 0.08%.