Connecticut State Police arrested 75 DUI drivers and investigated more than three hundred accidents over the course of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Though this only represents a small portion of the nearly ten thousand calls for service the state police received through the weekend, it does clearly show that DUIs do tend to go up during times of celebration.
Connecticut police have plans for plenty of checkpoints, roving patrols and saturation patrols throughout the holiday season in order to keep the streets safe. If this past weekend is any indication the local, county and state law enforcement officials will all have their hands full dealing with DUI drivers and other driving violations.
The penalties for a DUI conviction in Connecticut are among the most severe in the country. If you get arrested and convicted of a Connecticut DUI you could face up to one thousand dollars in fines, six months in prison and a possible year long suspension of driving privileges. That’s why it’s critical to contact a good DUI attorney as soon as possible following your DUI arrest.
A good DUI attorney will be able to structure the best possible defense for your case. A professionally constructed defense will give you the best possible chance of coming away from your DUI hearing with limited fines and licenses suspension. Your DUI attorney may also be able to negotiate a plea bargain to help get any jail time either reduced or suspended.
A DUI conviction can not only be damaging to your life in a number of ways, the hearing itself can be very intimidating. Having a well seasoned professional on your side in court can make the entire process of your DUI hearing much easier to get through and can lead to much more favorable results.