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DUI Defense Attorney: What Constitutes a DUI or DWI?

Unlike other criminal defense cases, many DUI cases are very different. More often than not, the people Attorney Bonanno represents with DUI charges are people who have never dealt with the criminal justice system before.

In Connecticut, as an adult 21 years or older, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. DUI charges are severe and can affect your entire way of living. It would be best to work with an experienced DUI attorney who understands every touch point of your life that a DUI charge may impact. This does not excuse underage drinking and DUI. Connecticut has a zero-tolerance policy for underage DUI.

A person commits a DUI when;

  1. When such a person is under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or any drug or both, OR when such person has an elevated blood/alcohol content AND
  2. Such a person operates a motor vehicle.

What does all this legalese mean?

Under the law, a person can be charged with DUI if that person is under the “influence of an intoxicating liquor or any drug or both.” This can result from various factors and is not always as cut-and-dry as many believe. For instance, did you know you can be charged with DUI without consuming alcohol or illegal drugs? Check out our article on medications that can affect impairment and can affect a breathalyzer test.  

DUI arrests can be incredibly stressful, primarily if you’ve never dealt with the criminal justice system. It can leave you feeling scared, embarrassed, overwhelmed, and full of questions. Attorney Bonanno is an experienced Connecticut DUI Attorney who is fully prepared to answer all your questions, make sense of the charges, and work to get the best possible outcome. We have posed and answered some common questions regarding DUI that you may be asking yourself below.

FAQ's Regarding DUI Laws in Connecticut

DUI Defense: Been Charged With Drunken Driving?

If you or a family member has been arrested or charged with drunk driving or any other criminal traffic violation, contact the Law Office of Salvatore Bonanno to speak with an experienced Hartford DUI defense lawyer.

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