Should You Challenge the DMV Suspension of Your Driver's License?
Has your license been suspended after your OUI/DUI arrest? The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can suspend your driver's license for more than 90 days after an OUI arrest. If convicted of a first-offense OUI, you can face license suspension for up to one year.
License suspension is an often under-appreciated penalty to an OUI/DUI. Imagine constantly asking friends for a ride to work, school or the grocery store. For people who rely on their operators' licenses as a profession, the consequences are even more severe. Much of our freedom depends on our ability to drive, an ability that can be revoked upon an arrest, not just a conviction, for OUI.
Protect Your Driving Privileges With Experienced Defense
At the Law Office of Jerome Paun, we can help you fight your license suspension in front of the DMV and in criminal court. Call us toll free at 866-787-0119 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Connecticut lawyer for DMV hearing defense.
We'll put 35 years of experience to work defending your freedom. From our law offices in Willimantic, we represent clients throughout Eastern Connecticut.
Connecticut OUI: Two Separate Proceedings
In Connecticut, an arrest for OUI involves two separate but related proceedings:
- An administrative per se suspension hearing at the DMV to determine whether your driver's license or privilege to drive in Connecticut should be suspended by the DMV.
- A criminal proceeding in superior court to determine if you are guilty of operating under the influence (OUI) and, if you are, the penalties to be imposed by the court, including another suspension of your driver's license or right to drive in Connecticut.
At the Law Office of Jerome Paun, we have the experience to represent you in both proceedings. If you retain our services soon after your arrest, we can intervene early to ensure you meet all filing and notification deadlines regarding your right to an administrative per se license suspension hearing.
Challenging your DMV license suspension also enables us to use the DMV process to learn facts that can be helpful in the criminal proceedings in court. We will use those facts to effectively defend you against your OUI charge.
Free Consultation With a Willimantic Attorney for Driver's License Suspension
Please call the Law Office of Jerome Paun toll free at 866-787-0119 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation about your DMV hearing and OUI criminal charges.