The Law Office of Attorney Charles D. Hines provides legal representation for people charged with DUI/OUI in Connecticut. Being arrested for Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated is very serious. If you are convicted of driving while intoxicated, you will have to pay a large fine, your driver’s license will be suspended, and there is a possibility you could go to jail. Attorney Charles D. Hines is experienced in criminal defense cases and has defended people in all different types of drunk driving cases, ranging from first-time offenders to people with prior convictions. He has a full understanding of the legal, factual, and technical issues these cases present, and he works hard for his clients. You only have a limited number of days from the date of the mailing of notice of your license suspension to request an administrative per se hearing. Attorney Hines can represent you at this hearing in an attempt to restore your driver’s license.
A charge of Driving Under the Influence may lead to a permanent criminal record. Attorney Hines can give you the right advice from the very beginning of your case. If a police officer pulls you over and you refuse to take a breath alcohol test, how would that affect the course of your case? Call Attorney Charles D. Hines and speak to a knowledgeable DUI lawyer today.
It is possible to successfully defend DUI charges. Attorney Charles D. Hines will closely examine the facts of your case and determine how to proceed. Possible defense strategies include:
Once we have reviewed your case, we will explain your legal options to you. If you decide you want to fight the charge, we will work hard to obtain a dismissal of the charge and a not guilty verdict. If the state’s case has any issues, we may be able to obtain a reduction to a non-alcohol related driving charge.
In some cases, the state’s evidence may be strong. If this is the situation for your case, it may be possible to mitigate the penalties you face (especially in the case of a first-time offender). Our lawyers have helped many first-time offenders avoid a DUI conviction, through a plea arrangement which suspends the prosecution pending completion of the Alcohol Education Program. At the conclusion of the program, your record will show no conviction.