DUI & Motor Vehicle Defense Attorney
Being arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be a difficult and embarrassing experience. DUI defendants are usually good people who make a stupid mistake which they sincerely regret. Sometimes, the accused has been wrongly arrested for DUI, perhaps as the result of an error by a police officer or the officer’s alcohol-testing equipment.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest, it is extremely important to have a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney throughout your case. Whenever possible, we will seek to have the charges against you dropped and your case dismissed. Even when a dismissal is not possible at the outset of a case, we will strive to keep your criminal record clean by filing an application on your behalf to the Alcohol Education Program (AEP) when appropriate. The AEP is a pretrial diversionary program offered by the State of Connecticut, and is available to some first time DUI offenders. Those accepted into the AEP face a two year probationary period where they must fulfill certain conditions, including attending alcohol education classes and not getting arrested. Upon successful completion of the AEP, the DUI charges will be dropped and your case will be dismissed. If you are arrested for DUI, but not eligible for the AEP due to a previous DUI arrest, we will seek to minimize your exposure to the extent possible.
In addition to criminal charges, DUI defendants often also face driver’s license suspensions from the Department of Motor Vehicles. While in many situations a license suspension is unavoidable, there are certain times when a DUI arrest will not necessarily lead to a license suspension. License suspensions often last for months, and driving with a license suspended due to a DUI arrest can lead to jail time, so it is important to have an experienced attorney review your DUI case to determine if a license suspension can be defeated.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, or feel that a DUI arrest may be forthcoming, call Dolan & Dolan for a free consultation and case evaluation. At Dolan & Dolan, we have a great deal of experience representing DUI clients in both the criminal and motor vehicle proceedings