Attorney Brendan Putman
Phone: (860) 870-8877
A DUI charge is serious business

A conviction for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in the state of Connecticut can have a serious impact on your life.

In addition to the possibility of incarceration, fines and loss of driving privileges, there may be collateral consequences. For example, your current and future employment may be jeopardized. You may be prohibited to travel to other countries.

In fact a driver charged with DUI may lose his/her drivers licence without ever being convicted in court. The DMV has the power to withdraw driving privileges from anyone who was caught with an elevated blood alcohol level or anyone who refused to be field tested at the time of their arrest.

I am well experienced in DUI matters. I will represent drivers at the initial DMV administrative hearings and in court. If you have been charged with DUI, link to my contact page for a free evaluation of  your situation.   

To test or not to test

Under Connecticut law, motorists implicitly consent to being tested for drugs or alcohol whenever they drive.

However, the law does require that the arresting officer allow the driver a reasonable amount of time to contact an attorney.  It is therefore prudent to keep the phone number of a defense attorney in your contact list.

My contact page on this site provides some options for you to use in order to become familiar with me and my practice. In that way you may choose to have my number for DUI or other problems you may have with the law.

A formal view of the Connecticut laws related to DUI 

The Connecticut laws and their mandatory sentences for driving while intoxicated are documented in Connecticut Statues 14-227a through 14-227L.

As you see, if you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs it will be worth your time to take advantage of my free, no obligation, review of your predicament.