When The Police Pull You Over For Drunk Driving, Let Us Help You Turn Things Around

Perhaps you went to the bar after work for a few drinks and on your way home, the police pulled you over for failing to signal or another minor traffic violation. If the officer detected alcohol and asked you perform a field sobriety and Breathalyzer test, chances are you ended your evening in jail instead of back at home.

At The Goodine Law Firm, LLC, we understand the frustration, embarrassment and significant costs associated with DUI/DWI charges in Connecticut. Whether this is your first arrest or your fourth, you want to have an experienced criminal defense attorney protecting your rights.

Protect Your Driving Privileges After A DUI/DWI Arrest

When it comes to drunk driving charges, most people focus on the criminal penalties such as fines and jail time. However, there is also the civil matter that can result in the suspension of your driver's license. After receiving the notice of suspension of your driving privileges after an arrest for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you have seven days to request an administrative license suspension hearing (or per se hearing). If you fail to make the request in time, your license is automatically suspended on the 31st day following the date of your arrest.

The loss of your license can have a ripple effect throughout your personal and professional life., not to mention the substantial increase in insurance premiums. You will be unable to drive to pick up your kids from school, drive to work, and if your job requires a professional license (CDL), you may be suspended or fired from your position.

Don't risk losing your license or incurring other fines and penalties. At The Goodine Law Firm, LLC, we can help you make sense of the charges, take immediate action and build a strong DUI defense. In many cases, the authorities fail to properly collect or manage evidence, improperly administer tests or do not have probable cause for pulling you over in the first place. No matter the circumstances, we will outline your options in clear, straightforward language, and use our resources and experience to protect your record.

Defending Your Rights And Helping You Get Back Behind The Wheel

If you or a loved one has been arrested for drunk driving in Bristol or elsewhere in Connecticut, contact The Goodine Law Firm, LLC, and speak with a lawyer. We are located next to the courthouse in Bristol and travel throughout the CT court districts. Stop by our office or call 860-261-2540 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also send us an email by completing our online contact form.