Whether it is your first DUI, a repeat offense or a DUI with aggravating factors, you should never go to court without an attorney. The criminal penalties have gotten tougher and there are other considerations such as the impact on future employment.
The Law Offices of Jodi Zils Gagne, LLC, provides aggressive representation and skilled negotiation for DUI and serious traffic offenses. Our Bristol law firm provides criminal defense in Hartford County and surrounding counties of Central Connecticut.
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Drunk Driving Defense Attorney
Under Connecticut law, eligible first offenders can have their DUI dismissed by completing an alcohol education program or substance abuse treatment. However, this is a one-time opportunity. A second DUI results in a conviction, probation, license suspension and mandatory ignition interlock. A third DUI carries mandatory jail time and other increased penalties.
Criminal defense lawyer Jodi Zils Gagne can examine the facts of your case to determine whether you should fight the charges or pursue a favorable plea agreement. She has the knowledge and courtroom experience to protect your interests for any DUI scenario:
- First-time DUI
- Repeat DUI
- Underage DUI (.02 blood alcohol content)
- Commercial driver DUI (.04 BAC)
- DUI with child in the car (risk of injury to a minor)
- Refusal of the Breathalyzer
- Driving after a DUI suspension
- DUI injury accident or vehicular manslaughter
We also defend clients on major traffic violations such as reckless driving, racing, driving on a revoked or suspended license, or hit-and-run. These offenses can be punished by jail time, fines, license suspension and other penalties.
Don’t Make The Mistake Of Taking DUI Lightly
Many of our clients charged with DUI have never been in trouble with the law. Without a lawyer, you may not know your rights, what to expect or whether you are being treated fairly by the prosecutor. Jodi Zils Gagne will represent you in court and in your DMV license revocation hearing. She will challenge an unlawful traffic stop or questionable DUI arrest, or work with the prosecution to minimize the consequences.
Call our Bristol DUI/DWI attorney day or night at 860-582-4495, or contact us online, to arrange a free initial consultation.