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First-Time DUI Defense Lawyer Serving Fairfield Connecticut

Stamford Attorney Defends Drunk Drivers

Stamford First-Time DUI Attorney

Police officers and courts throughout Connecticut take drunk driving charges very seriously. Even if it is only your first offense, you could face serious penalties, including incarceration for up to six months. It is important that you work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can help you successfully challenge the charges against you.

At the Law Offices of Daniel P. Weiner in Stamford, we can help you understand the penalties you face and how we can fight them. Attorney Daniel P. Weiner has more than 40 years of experience handling driving under the influence (DUI) charges.

When you are arrested on suspicion of DUI, your license may be automatically suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles. You have only seven days to request a hearing to challenge the suspension. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your right to drive. We offer free initial consultations.

Penalties for a First-Time DUI Conviction

If you are convicted of driving under the influence, you could face:

  • $500 to $1,000 in fines
  • 48 hours to six months in jail
  • Up to 100 hours of community service
  • The placement of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle at your expense
  • Suspension of your driver's license

 

Avoiding Conviction Through the Alcohol Education Program

Connecticut offers a pretrial alcohol education program to first-time offenders. If you successfully complete the program, which may involve treatment and a probationary period, then your criminal charges can be dismissed. To qualify for pretrial diversion, you must not have had a DUI conviction in the past 10 years or had a conviction for vehicular manslaughter or vehicular assault.

As your lawyer, Mr. Weiner can help you through the process of getting into the pretrial alcohol education program so you can protect your record and avoid criminal penalties.

Contact Daniel P. Weiner About Your First DUI Arrest

We can answer your questions about the criminal process and represent you in hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Contact defense attorney Daniel P. Weiner to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.