Christopher Duby- Connecticut
DWI/DUI Jail Sentences
I am Christopher Duby, a DWI/DUI defense lawyer in
North Haven, Connecticut. With help from an attorney, it may be
possible to save your driver's license and avoid having a DWI/DUI
conviction on your record, which follows you forever. However, you
will only get one chance to make the right decision in your case.
I offer a free initial consultation to explain your
rights and how best to protect them. I offer up-front fee arrangements
and an explanation as to how I arrive at them so you will know exactly
what your case will cost without the fear of extra hourly fees or
surprises. This is a stressful enough time. Worrying over your attorney
fees should not add to that stress.
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Jail Sentences in Connecticut
Connecticut has a graduated sentencing system where
each subsequent drunk driving conviction is punished more severely,
as shown below:
|Number of DWI/DUI Offenses
||Length of Jail Sentence
||One-year suspended sentence after you serve 48
hours in jail or perform 100 hours of community service.
||Two-year suspended sentence after you serve 120
days in jail. You go to jail for at least 120 days.
||Three-year suspended sentence after you serve
one year in jail. You go to jail for at least one year.
|Driving a motor vehicle after driver's license
suspension for an alcohol-related offense.
||One year in jail, 30 days of which cannot be suspended.
You go to jail for at least 30 days unless the judge finds "mitigating
A suspended sentence is jail time that you are not
required to serve if you stay out of trouble. However, that sentence
will be hanging over you. If you are arrested again, you could be
sent to jail to serve the length of your suspended sentence and
any additional time that may result if you are convicted of the
Can I Go To Trial For My
Yes. I tell clients that you go to trial on cases
when that is the only chance you have at getting the result you
deserve. If the State cannot prove that you were operating a motor
vehicle on a public highway with an elevated blood alcohol content,
yet they will not dismiss the case, you may have to go to trial.
Trials are stressful, expensive and emotional. It
is difficult to hear a police officer testify about what he or she
said you did the night of the arrest when you disagree. It is hard
to have jurors look at you after something critical of you comes
up. Waiting while a jury deliberates is a slow form of torture.
So you can go to trial. But only if you demand a trial
after knowing all of the details.
Do I Have To Go To Trial?
No. As with any legal case, how to resolve it is entirely
up to you. My job is to make sure you understand the details of
your case and the consequences of any particular decision. A dismissal,
nolle or plea means no trial. Getting these results varies from
case to case. Regardless, the decision is entirely yours.
Free Attorney Consultation
To discuss your case with Connecticut lawyer Christopher
Duby, call 203-234-2888 24 hours a day or complete our simple contact
My philosophy as a lawyer is simple:
- Put the client first
- Respond to phone calls
- Schedule a free initial consultation no matter
what your case is about
The Law Office of Christopher Duby LLC is located
at 22 Broadway, North Haven, CT 06473. View
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Christopher Duby represents clients in New Haven County, Hartford
County, Fairfield County and Middlesex County in Connecticut, including
the communities of New Haven, Hamden, North Haven, East Haven, Branford,
Madison, Milford, West Haven, Cheshire, Meriden, Wallingford, Guilford,
North Branford, Woodbridge, Bethany, Monroe, Trumbull, Easton, Fairfield,
Stratford, Bridgeport, Oxford, Beacon Falls, Seymour, Ansonia, Derby,
Orange, Shelton, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Middletown, Middlefield,
Portland, Durham, Prospect, Naugatuck, Wolcott, Waterbury, Watertown,
Middlebury, Woodbury, Southbury, Southington.