In Connecticut, the laws are strict for drunk drivers who are 21 and over and there is basically zero tolerance for teenagers and drivers under 21 who attempt to drink and drive. And the penalties can be severe—a permanent misdemeanor criminal conviction record, probation, suspension of your driver’s license for a minimum of 6 months, and increased auto insurance rates. So if you are under 21 and charged with DUI / DWI under CGS 14-227g / 14-227a in Connecticut, you should contact attorney Dolan as your Under 21 DUI / DWI lawyer to help guide you through both the criminal court process and your DMV license suspension hearing.
If a driver under 21 years of age is caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .02 or above, then they will be arrested for Under 21 DWI / DUI pursuant to C.G.S. 14-227g. If the driver refuses, they can still be arrested for what’s known as common law DUI / DWI under CGS 14-227a, which means that if they fail one or more of the Standard Field Sobriety Tests—the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (the HGN Test), the Walk-and-Turn Test, and the One-Legged Stand Test, then Connecticut police have what is called “probable cause” to arrest you for an Under 21 DUI / DWI.
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