Connecticut Traffic Crimes Defense Attorneys
Assisting individuals throughout Connecticut with traffic-related criminal matters
Connecticut traffic-related crimes span a wide range from the most commonly thought of infractions such as driving while under suspension, to potentially life-altering charges such as vehicular homicide. Likewise, penalties can range from loss of your license to long sentences of incarceration. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will thoroughly investigate charges against you and will present legal defenses that can significantly limit or even eliminate the penalties you face.
If you have received any type of traffic charge, call skilled defense attorneys Felice Duffy and Paul Thomas at 203-946-2000 for a free consultation.
Handling a wide range of traffic violations
The following are only some examples of the traffic matters that are handled at Duffy Law, LLC:
- Evading responsibility/Leaving the scene of an accident – You can be charged with this offense if law enforcement believes you left the scene of an accident in which property damage or injury occurred. This can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, which comes with a potential fine up to $10,000 and one to ten years in jail.
- Assault with a motor vehicle – This charge applies when you are suspected of causing serious injury to another person while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Penalties include jail time, fines, license suspension, and the installation of an ignition interlock device once your license is restored.
- Vehicular homicide – This charge is similar to assault with a motor vehicle except that it results in the death of the accident victim. Anyone convicted of this offense often faces time in jail, license suspension, and more.
- CDL violations and license suspensions – Commercial drivers rely on their commercial licenses (CDLs) for their livelihood. If their license is at risk due to traffic violations, you could be facing more than just court-imposed consequences but also the loss of your ability to make a living.
- Reckless driving – The law does not specifically define what can be considered “reckless” driving, so this type of ticket can be issued for a variety of reasons. If you are convicted, this offense can result in costly fines, a suspension of your driver’s license by the DMV, and even up to 30 days in jail for a first offense.
- Operating under suspension – Your driver’s license can be suspended for many reasons and you may not even be aware it is suspended. If you are pulled over, however, you may face up to 90 days in jail for a first offense and up to one year for a subsequent offense.
- Driving a vehicle without permission – This is considered theft in Connecticut, even if you only take the vehicle for a short period of time. Driving a vehicle without permission will likely be charged as a felony and the consequences will increase for vehicles with higher values.
Learn how an experienced Connecticut traffic defense attorney can assist you
Whether it’s a relatively minor violation or a major criminal traffic charge, a conviction can still affect your life in many ways. You should always discuss your case with an attorney, so contact Duffy Law, LLC at 203-946-2000 for a free confidential consultation. Criminal defense attorneys Felice Duffy and Paul Thomas have extensive experience with the process used by prosecutors, law enforcement officials, and judges and zealously fight for their clients.