Feb 11, 2014

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If You’ve Been Arrested for DUI, Call an Attorney in Hartford Right Away

It was a great game (even if the home team didn’t win), so stopping for a couple drinks with the guys to replay all the missed opportunities seemed like the natural thing to do. After all, it wasn’t the first time and wouldn’t be the last. Sitting handcuffed in the back of the police car puts an entirely different take on the situation.

Calling the wife from jail wasn’t easy to do and she certainly wasn’t pleased. She did promise to find a lawyer who would come down as soon as possible. He had something really important scheduled at work tomorrow, but suddenly what was ‘really important’ has taken on an entirely new meaning.

The first thing he learned after the lawyer arrived was that Connecticut is tough on even the first DUIs. Simply pleading guilty just to get it over with was not a good idea. All the costs associated with a conviction are far greater than he would have expected. The process was complicated, involving administrative penalties that mandated how long his driving license would be lost. The penalty time ranged from 90 days to 6 months. The DMV could also require that an ignition interlock device be installed for one year.

Criminal penalties could include jail time, fines and community service. Insurance premiums would rise substantially. Other costs would be incurred, including a mandatory alcohol education program. Seeing a lawyer as soon as possible can dramatically affect the outcome.

At The Law Offices of Michael L. Chambers, Jr. they believe in keeping their clients fully informed on the status of their cases and educated on the legal options available to them. For many years, they have been serving Connecticut residents with their legal expertise in a wide variety of matters. The practice has steadily grown and now has attorneys specializing in different legal areas. They welcome clients no matter what their legal needs or budget. The attorneys aggressively and tenaciously work to obtain the best outcome possible for their client in any circumstance, no matter whether the client needs legal advice or representation in a criminal or DUI charge. Anyone who needs an experienced and skilled Attorney in Hartford should call or visit this firm. They offer 24 hour emergency service when an attorney is needed right now.

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