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Have You Been Charged With DUI? Call A Veteran Lawyer

A driving under the influence (DUI) conviction can negatively affect your career, relationships, finances and quality time with those you love. We are here to ensure to help you through this difficult time and to minimize the harm. At Hassett & George, P.C., we have helped hundreds of clients to obtain dismissals and reduced sentences.

What Are Defenses To DUI?

There are ways to successfully defend against DUI charges, even small procedural mistakes made during an arrest or booking can compromise an entire investigation.

Mistakes that can be made in DUI investigations include:

  • The police officer did not receive proper training to administer a Breathalyzer
  • The Breathalyzer malfunctioned or was used incorrectly
  • The chemical test was contaminated
  • The police officer did not have probable cause to make a stop
  • The suspect was not read Miranda rights during the arrest
  • Field sobriety tests were improperly administered

There are other valid defenses to DUIs that do not involve officer misconduct. We have found that some defendants failed field sobriety tests due to health reasons such as vertigo, physical or mental disability, anxiety or that they misunderstood the instructions.

A Team Of Former Cops Who Can Identify Police Errors

At Hassett & George, P.C., we have a diverse legal team with a range of backgrounds and experiences. Attorney Elliot Spector is a former member of Harford Police Department and provides training to over 1000 police officers annually. In addition, attorney David Yale is a former police officer for the city of Waterbury.

With extensive law enforcement experience, we know the training police officers should receive to conduct DUI stops and the procedures they must follow. We can readily identify when mistakes are made, and we know prosecutors build DUI cases.

No matter who your lawyer is at our firm, they will be backed by a team of other lawyers who will provide them with ample support to prevail.

When In Doubt, Seek Legal Advice

It is not always clear what to do after a DUI arrest. Contacting a Connecticut lawyer off the bat is key to protecting your rights and building a strong defense. Speak with us about your case by calling 860-651-1333. We also accept consultation requests online to visit our Simsbury or Glastonbury offices.