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First Time DUI

Windham County First-Time DUI Attorney

Providing Skilled Legal Support When You Need It Most

At The Law Office of Jerome Paun, we can provide you with the effective drunk driving defense representation you need. We are committed to helping our clients avoid the harsh consequences of multiple OUI convictions.

First Time DUI Convictions

If you don’t have a good case to take to trial and you can’t avoid a first conviction because you are ineligible for the AEP, you are looking at a first offense conviction.

In Connecticut, a conviction for a first OUI offense means:

  • You will pay a mandatory minimum $500 fine but could be ordered to pay up to a $1,000 fine. In addition to any fine imposed, the court can order you to pay a probation fee and court costs.
  • You will be subject to a jail sentence of up to six months with a 48-hour mandatory minimum sentence that cannot be reduced; though, you could avoid the 48-hour mandatory minimum jail sentence if the court permits you to perform 100 hours of community service while you are on probation instead of going to jail.
  • You will be subject to a court ordered 45-day suspension of your driver’s license or nonresident operating privilege, followed by installation of an approved ignition interlock device for one year in any motor vehicle you operate to fully restore your operator’s license or nonresident operating privilege.

If there’s no good way around a first DUI conviction, The Law Office of Jerome Paun can help you to get the mandatory minimum fine and jail sentence or avoid jail by persuading the judge to permit you to perform community service instead of going to jail.

Please call us (860) 455-4202 for a free initial case consultation.


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  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney: Recognized Excellence Since 2014
    The National Trial Lawyers and American Society of Legal Advocates have recognized Attorney Jerome Paun as a Top 100 criminal defense attorney since 2014.
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  • Decades of Expertise: Navigating Legal Challenges for Over 40 Years
    Attorney Paun has over 40 years of experience helping people in trouble.
  • Comprehensive Defense: Protecting Your Rights Against Serious Charges in Connecticut Courts
    We defend adults and juveniles against all serious felonies, misdemeanors, and OUI's in Connecticut courts.

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