Per Se (DMV) Hearings

Danbury DMV Hearing Lawyer

Overview of the "Per Se" Law

In the State of Connecticut, the "per se DUI" law makes it illegal to drive with an alcohol level of .08 % or above. If you or a loved one have been charged with a per se DUI, you need immediate legal representation to preserve your chances of successfully challenging the evidence against you. Gavel in a courtroom

Since these charges involve both the court system and the Department of Motor Vehicles Administrative procedures, an experienced Danbury criminal defense lawyer can help you manage both forums so that you retain your driving privileges whenever possible.

Your license suspension is automatic with the DMV unless you request a hearing, which is called the Administrative Per Se hearing. During this hearing the examiner will simply establish the evidence - was there probable cause for the arrest? Were you placed under arrest? Was your blood alcohol content 0.08 or more? Were you driving? It takes a skilled and resourceful attorney to successfully challenge the evidence and get the automatic suspension lifted. You increase the likelihood of a better outcome at the DMV hearing when represented by experienced counsel from the firm.

Danbury Attorney for Per Se Hearings

The administrative sanctions doled out by the DMV are in addition to the penalties levied by the court. Driver license suspension not only interferes with your ability to live up to your responsibilities, it affects your driving record for years to come. The DMV has very exact procedures it follows after an arrest for drunk driving. You will receive a notice of suspension and you have seven days to request the per se hearing. If you do not request it in time, your license is automatically suspended effective at 12:01 am on the thirty- first day following the date of arrest.

Drunk driving charges are serious and license suspension will definitely disrupt your life. Let the attorneys at Jowdy & Jowdy deal with the legal and administrative complexities of the Per Se Administrative hearing and pursue a favorable outcome in your case. Act quickly in contacting the firm, as the justice system moves forward rapidly and requesting a hearing must be done in a timely manner.

Contact a Danbury DMV hearing attorney if you face license suspension due to a drunk driving offense.

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