Connecticut DUI Laws

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

Have you found yourself with a DWI in the State of Connecticut? Well worry no more, we have the information you need to educate yourself on the law. Learn more about what you need to do and how you can go about this issue.

The Law

In Connecticut, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a criminal offense. This offense may be prosecuted with or without any direct evidence of a person's BAC. The determining factor is whether a person's ability to drive has been impaired.

Driving is a privilege, and under Connecticut's Implied Consent Law any person who operates a motor vehicle is presumed to have given his or her consent to a test to determine blood alcohol concentration (BAC).You are legally intoxicated if your BAC is .08 or above. If you are under 21 years of age, you are legally intoxicated at a .02 BAC or higher.

The Penalties

  • Imprisonment: Minimum of 2 days in jail with possible sentence of up to 6 months.
  • Fines: The minimum fine amount is $500 and can increase up to $1,000 at the court's discretion.
  • Impact on License: Suspended for 45 days.
  • Community Service: Required to serve 100 hours.
  • Ignition Interlock Device: Applied to your motor vehicle for a minimum of 12 months.

Connecticut Alcohol Education Program

Connecticut's Pre-Trial Alcohol Education Program allows Connecticut allowing drivers who successfully complete the program to avoid all criminal sanctions. Not all DWI offenders can participate in the program. For example, drivers with prior DWI convictions are not eligible.

The program length depends on an evaluation conducted by a local agency. The driver will either have to participate in a level 1 program (15 hours over 10 weeks) of level 2 program (22. 5 hours over 15 weeks).

The Solution

Be sure you file an SR22 form and keep SR22 insurance coverage for a minimum of three years. Your insurance agent will be able to assist in this process, but make sure you have the proper coverage to avoid a harsher penalty.

Other than meeting the above, most judges will enforce a DWI education program on violators. If you have been required to complete a course for a DWI in Connecticut you can get started today. Our course was created by industry experts, so it is both entertaining and informative. We also have a 100% money back guarantee, not that you will need it.

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