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Norwalk DUI Attorney

Handling DWI Cases in Bridgeport, Stamford & Fairfield

Alcohol - DWI Defense in Norwalk

If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above .08%, you could be charged with DUI, or OUI (operating under the influence), in Connecticut. In fact, if you are under 21 years old, your BAC only has to be .02% or above and if you are a commercial driver, your BAC only has to be .04% or above. These charges are fiercely prosecuted so you need to obtain criminal defense from an attorney as soon as possible.

With 40 years of experience, our Norwalk DUI attorney is passionate about helping clients overcome the legal obstacles they face through zealous advocacy and unyielding representation. We offer free consultations and flexible appointment hours so that you can get your case started on the right foot.

Call (203) 883-0722 to learn more about our firm and how our Norwalk DUI lawyer may be able to assist you.

DUI Penalties in Connecticut

If you are convicted of a DUI, you will face serious penalties. If you face multiple convictions within ten years of each other, the penalties skyrocket.

DUI convictions may carry the penalties including:

  • First DUI offense: $500 to $1,000 in fines, up to six months in jail, and a 45-day license suspension
  • Second DUI offense: $1,000 to $4,000 in fines, up to two years in jail, a one-year license suspension, and mandatory interlock ignition device installation in your vehicle
  • Third DUI offense: $2,000 to $8,000 in fines, up to three years in jail, and permanent license suspension

What Is Implied Consent?

Connecticut has an implied consent law, which means that by obtaining a state driver’s license, you agree to take chemical tests if requested by a police officer. If you refuse these tests, your license will be automatically suspended. Depending on whether this is the first offense, your license could be suspended from six months up to three years.

Get Your Case Started with a Former Police Officer in Norwalk Today

While DUI charges and penalties are a serious matter, there are often many alternatives to jail or prison time. As a former police officer, Attorney Saraceni knows how to approach your case and make sure that all your options and alternatives are thoroughly evaluated.

Discuss your case with our Norwalk DUI lawyer today by calling (203) 883-0722 or contacting us online.


  • James A. Saraceni is a former police officer.
  • We offer free consultations to all our clients.
  • Put 40 years of legal experience on your side.
  • We offer flexible appointment hours.
  • We are committed to the best possible outcome.