Getting a DUI/DWI is Costly

The penalties for a DUI/DWI are costly.  Drinking responsibly and making good transportation decisions after an evening or event involving alcohol just makes good sense.  What can you expect if you are convicted of a DUI/DWI?

  • Fines and Court Costs:  Fines, penalties and court costs are a part of nearly every DUI/DWI conviction.  Points are added to your license as well, so you will likely feel the financial impact of increased auto insurance rates for a period of time as well.
  • Alcohol or Drug Treatment:  If you are a repeat DUI/DWI offender, then the courts are likely to mandate alcohol or drug treatment to help you treat an addiction or learn to use alcohol in a responsible manner.
  • Driving License Suspension:  If you are convicted, then the DMV will suspend your driver’s license for a period of time or restrict the days and times when you may drive.  If you are a repeat offender, then the DMV can revoke your license permanently.
  • Community Service:  A normal part of the sentence for DUI/DWI includes mandatory jail time, probation, and alternatively, community service.  You will be instructed to complete your community service at one of various organizations.
  • Jail Time:  If you are a repeat offender or if your blood alcohol content at the time of your arrest was high, you may be sentenced to jail time.

The Law Office of Mark Sherman is here to help you.  For more information on the legal implications of your Connecticut DUI/DWI or other legal questions, please contact us.  We will work with you and offer assistance in any way we can.