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Is a DUI a Felony in CT?

Traditionally, a first DUI is not a felony in Connecticut. What constitutes a felony DUI in CT is when the penalty is more than two years. Therefore, a second DUI offense within 10 years is a felony, as well as third and subsequent DUI offenses.

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First DUI offenders in this state are typically eligible for an Alcohol Education Program. If all the requirements of this program are met, and there are no additional DUI offenses within a year, the charges are dismissed and the defendant's record is expunged. A second DUI offense within a 10 year period would then count as a first offense, carrying possible jail time. A third DUI offense would be charged as felony. If you are facing felony DUI charges, it is imperative to retain the services of an experienced Hartford criminal defense lawyer.

Penalties for Felony DUI in Connecticut

At Carlson & Dumeer, LLC, both partners can work on your case, so you have the benefit of two Hartford criminal lawyers, along with the support of a team of experts and consultants as well. One of our partners formerly worked under a State prosecutor and is well aware of how they think and construct their cases. We can use that knowledge to your advantage. Our team can dissect every piece of evidence against you to build a powerful criminal defense strategy. We have taken on countless DUI cases with an impressive history of success. Go to this link for a free case evaluation.

Criminal penalties for felony DUI can be severe. They include:

  • Jail time up to 2 years (with a mandatory minimum of 120 consecutive days)
  • Fines of $1,000 to $4,000
  • Probation with 100 hours community service

Administrative penalties include license suspension for 45 days (or for underage DUI, until age 21, whichever is longer) followed by 3 years of a required ignition interlock device. For a blood alcohol content greater than 1.6%, there is a mandatory minimum 1 year license revocation. You can rest assured that there are several possible defenses to DUI charges.

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With the help of a knowledgeable Hartford criminal defense attorney, you may be able to minimize the penalties and obtain the best possible outcome for your situation. We are a team that will work tirelessly for our clients, and we are available to you 24/7. Contact the firm to help you fight back against a felony DUI charge.

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