Stamford DUI Lawyers
DUI Clients need a Lawyer
Before you begin to read the information on this page it is important to understand that in Connecticut, there is no more aggressively legislated, prosecuted or adjudicated criminal offense than that of DUI or driving under the influence. The penalties for DUI are ever increasing, convictions for the offense have been met with harsher penalties from the Courts, and license suspensions from the DMV come sooner and last longer. There may be no other criminal matter that requires the assistance of a private lawyer more than a DUI.
IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR A DUI YOU MUST APPLY FOR A DMV HEARING IMMEDIATELY IF YOU WANT TO ATTEMPT TO NOT HAVE YOUR LICENSE SUSPENDED. An experienced DUI attorney will know how to set up this hearing, and present the winning defenses that could help you keep your license.
How can a DUI Lawyer help defend me if I have been arrested and charged with DUI?
Potential defenses in any given DUI , DWI or Drunk Driving case are abundant when represented by a lawyer experienced in driving under the influence defense. Whether the arrest be for alcohol, drugs or a marijuana DUI , the following are some of the more fruitful areas of attack:
Constitutional and Statutory Rights Violations
In many cases our lawyers have been successful in getting cases dismissed completely by showing the officer did not have probable cause to stop our clients in the first place.
No Proof of Operation
Insufficient Evidence of DUI. Proof of Intoxication is not enough, the prosecution must also prove that the defendant was driving at the time he was impaired or when his/her blood alcohol level was above the legal limit (which in Connecticut is .08%). This may be difficult if, as in the case of some accidents, there are no witnesses to him/her being the driver of the vehicle. In addition, even if driving can be shown, a variety of defenses relating to the time of drinking can come in to play to defeat the prosecution’s case.
Insufficient Evidence of being “Under the influence”
The officer’s observations and opinions as to intoxication can be questioned — the circumstances under which the field sobriety tests were given, for example, or the subjective (and predisposed) nature of what the officer considers as “failing”.
Blood-alcohol concentration (BAC)
There exists a wide range of potential problems with blood, breath or urine testing.
Breath Testing during the inadmissible time period
Failure to follow Connecticut State regulations of blood-alcohol testing
The prosecution must prove that the blood, breath or urine test complied with state requirements as to calibration, maintenance, etc. Blood collection and preservation is also an area of attack.
Driver License/ DMV suspension hearings
A number of issues can be raised in the context of an administrative hearing before the Connecticut department of motor vehicles. These issues involve complex rules and will require the help of an Attorney.
Defense Attorneys for DUI, DWI and Drunk Driving
Legal Help for DUI Cases
Were you or a family member charged with DUI? The lawyers atPapcsy Janosov Roche can help you obtain justice. Contact a DUI attorney at Papcsy Janosov Roche now at 203.642.3888 or simply fill out the Free DUI Case Evaluation Form.
We serve the following Fairfield County, Connecticut locations:
Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Greenwich, Danbury, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Redding, Weston, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Newtown, New Haven