Fairfield County Lawyers: Breath Test Refusal
In Connecticut, if you are stopped for suspicion of drunk driving and you refuse to take a breath test to measure your blood-alcohol content (BAC), your drivers license will be suspended automatically. Shortly after your DUI arrest, you will receive a suspension notice from the DMV. You then have seven days to request a hearing to challenge the validity of the suspension. Failure to do so will result in the automatic suspension of your license.
The Law Offices of Mark M. Kratter, LLC, in Norwalk, Connecticut, serves criminal defense clients throughout Fairfield County including the communities of Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, Redding, Wilton, Ridgefield, Darien, Weston, Fairfield, Danbury, Stratford, Monroe, Newtown, Bethel, Danbury, New Canaan, Easton and Bridgeport.
Your right to drive is on the line after a breath test refusal, and it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. At the law firm of Mark M. Kratter, LLC, in Norwalk, we work diligently to preserve our clients' rights after a breath test refusal. We will represent you at your DMV driver's license suspension hearing and do everything we can to help you reach a positive result.
Working to Save Your License
The DMV driver's license suspension hearing is your only opportunity to attempt to save your license. This is a separate proceeding from the DUI criminal matter. It is only intended to determine the validity of the suspension. The burden of proof is fairly light in these matters and building a compelling defense can be quite challenging.
When you enlist our firm, we will assess strategies to save your license and preserve your driving privileges. We review police reports and check affidavits for accuracy and proper completion. When appropriate, our attorneys will cross-examine the arresting officer. We can challenge the basis for the initial stop and take advantage of the opportunity to gain some insight into the case the prosecution intends to present at the criminal proceeding.
Call for a Free Initial Consultation
Contact our office today to discuss your breath test refusal case. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment in the evenings. You can reach us by phone at 866-LAWS4CT (529-7428) or via e-mail.
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