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Watch Out for Driving Violations That Could Result in the Loss of your Connecticut License

 Posted on December 02,2021 in Traffic Violations

stamford traffic violations lawyerConnecticut State Troopers were busy over the Thanksgiving weekend. According to a statement the agency recently issued, troopers made 50 driving under the influence arrests from Wednesday at midnight until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. State troopers stepped up their enforcement of Connecticut roads during the long weekend, also reporting 501 violations issued for speeding, 118 violations issued for seat belt violations, and another 559 violations issued for other hazardous driving behaviors. Hazardous violations include following too closely and using a cell phone while driving.  

With the holiday season in full swing, drivers should be aware that law enforcement will continue to be out in full force between now and the New Year holiday, continuing to arrest drivers they suspect of DUI and issuing violations for traffic infractions.

DUI Arrests

In Connecticut, a driver will be arrested and charged with driving under the influence if they have a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher. Penalties for drunk driving convictions in Connecticut are harsh. A first offense conviction will result in a license suspension and could also lead to either jail time or community service. There are also fines that will be ordered.

A second or subsequent conviction will result in mandatory jail time and a loss of driving privileges for a significant period of time. The court will also impose a fine of a minimum of $1,000 for a second conviction, up to $8,000 for a third or subsequent offense.

Traffic Violations

In Connecticut, just like other states, many traffic violations not only mean having to pay a fine, but they also mean demerit points on your driver’s license. If you accumulate too many points, you could face loss of license. These points stay on your driving record for two years. If a driver has accumulated six points during that period, they will receive a written warning that they are close to having their license suspended. If they accumulate more than10 points, their license will be suspended for 30 days. If they receive traffic violations that cause their points to again surpass 10 points for a second time within the next five years, the state will suspend their license until their point level falls below 10. Since points stay on your record for two years, this loss of license could be for a significant amount of time.

Contact a Stamford, CT Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested for DUI or you find yourself facing traffic violations, working with a Fairfield County traffic violations attorney may be able to help save your driving privileges. Call Law Offices of Daniel P. Weiner at 203-348-5846 to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help.



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