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Steven A. Tomeo & Associates, LLC


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Steven A. Tomeo & Associates, LLC

Assertive DUI Defense In Franklin, CT

Getting charged with a DUI is stressful and unsettling. Given the repercussions that a DUI conviction can carry, it is important to establish a clear plan of action to mitigate the legal challenges that may arise.

With the help of a professional DUI defense attorney, you can be sure that your case will be handled with efficiency and ease. A skilled lawyer will be critical in helping you navigate the legal system while also building a viable legal defense against your charges.

Attorney Steven Tomeo has years of experience providing proactive legal defense to residents of Franklin, CT. His exposure to the many aspects of criminal law has enabled him to foster a multifaceted approach to his legal practice. This ensures that each case he manages is meticulously cared for and effectively resolved every time.

Why Hire An Attorney If You Have Been Charged With A DUI In Connecticut?

Once you are charged with a DUI, hiring an attorney gives you foresight for how your case may unfold, and what you can do to get prepared. Your lawyer will go over all of the evidence associated with your case, including dash cam footage and BAC results. The evidence found will dictate how your charges are mitigated.

From there, your DUI lawyer will represent you in court and negotiate with prosecuting parties on your behalf. Whether your legal representative is able to plead your case down or get it dismissed, having their skill and knowledge by your side during this process will be invaluable.


Reasons For An Initial DUI Arrest

You can be pulled over and arrested for a DUI for a variety of reasons. Whether you were driving recklessly, have an odor of alcohol on your breath, or appear visibly drunk – law enforcement will use whatever they can against you.

The job of your attorney is to ensure that your rights are being observed during every stage of the traffic stop and arrest. If your rights are violated by the arresting officer and/or by any other law enforcement personnel, this can be very useful in the defense of your case.

DUI Penalties In Connecticut

Getting convicted of a DUI in Connecticut can come with very serious penalties, especially for repeat offenders. Additionally, if anyone was injured or if there was an accident involved, the severity of the punishment increases significantly.

In the state of Connecticut, a DUI conviction can result in:

  • License Suspension: For 45 days, or one year if you refused BAC testing.
  • Fines: Ranging from $500-$1,000
  • Jail Sentence: A Mandatory Minimum of 48 hours
  • Community Service: 100 hours
  • Probation: 1 to 3 years
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device: 1 year

If you are eligible for the Alcohol Education Program (AEP), there may be a possibility for alternative disposition. This is best obtained by working with an experienced first-offense DUI attorney.

The best way to avoid a very serious penalty is with the help of a DUI convictions attorney. Their understanding will enable you to productively defend yourself against your charges and obtain a swift resolution.


Steven A. Tomeo & Associates, LLC: Committed To Adept Legal Defense

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Charged with a DUI in New London County? Call our firm today to get started with a proactive legal plan.

Whether you need an alcohol or marijuana DUI attorney, Steven A. Tomeo & Associates has you covered. No one should face the legal system alone, and with an experienced attorney by your side, you can be sure that you are getting the best legal outcome available.

As a client-centered firm, Steven A. Tomeo & Associates works hard to come up with tailored legal solutions for the individuals we work with. Our firm understands the headaches that a DUI can cause, and it is our goal to minimize the repercussions and keep you informed throughout the entirety of the legal process.

Are you seeking a qualified DUI criminal defense lawyer that will protect your rights? The professionals at Steven A. Tomeo & Associates are proud to serve not only Franklin, but also the surrounding Connecticut communities of Norwich, Bozrah, Colchester, Griswold, Lebanon, Lisbon, Montville, Preston, Salem, Sprague, and Voluntown.

To get started with a free initial consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Steven A. Tomeo & Associates today!

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