Prompt return of calls. Teresa has been very attentive and responsive to my concerns and worries about my case. Paralegals have been helpful with questions. Thank you for making a difficult time easier to cope with
Mike D.
Very helpful and knowledgeable. Always on time waiting for us at court. Very informative about dates and times. Very friendly and talkative, made me feel less nervous.
Matthew P.
Teresa kept me informed and I felt the case was handled extremely well.
Christopher O.
The intake Attorney Ms. DiNardi is excellent. She listened to our case during the first telephone conversation (without fee) and assured us that Marvin’s case was typical.
Marvin Y.

I am Attorney Teresa DiNardi and I am a DUI lawyer.

I am a Connecticut DUI defense attorney who defends people charged with drunk driving and related offenses in Connecticut. My main office is in Wethersfield. I also have offices in Shelton and in other parts of the state and can represent you on your DUI case in any courthouse in the Connecticut. I don’t handle divorces, I don’t handle estates, and I don’t handle employment issues. I concentrate all my practice on DUI defense to give you my best work. I am a Connecticut DUI defense attorney who defends people charged with drunk driving and related offenses in Connecticut. My main office is in Wethersfield. I also have offices in Shelton and in other parts of the state and can represent you on your DUI case in any courthouse in the Connecticut. I don’t handle divorces, I don’t handle estates, and I don’t handle employment issues. I concentrate all my practice on DUI defense to give you my best work.
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI, you need the assistance of a dedicated, aggressive DUI attorney. I will be that attorney. If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI, you need the assistance of a dedicated, aggressive DUI attorney. I will be that attorney.

My team has successfully represented people in cases where:

  • Clients have admitted to being drunk on video
  • Clients have been caught drinking while driving
  • Clients have had prior offenses
  • Clients have been involved in accidents.
The prosecution of DUI cases has evolved over time, and so has the DUI defense attorney. Years ago, DUI was a minor issue, and the punishments were similarly minor. The last 30 years, however, have fundamentally altered the landscape of DUI prosecutions and defense. More and more, citizens are turning to highly skilled DUI attorneys to represent them in the defense against the charges coming from the state, as the penalties for these charges have become more and more severe.
As the penalties grow, from originally a modest fine to the recent punishment of vehicle seizure, financial penalties in the thousands and potential (and sometimes mandatory) incarceration, honest and hardworking citizens without any prior involvement with the criminal justice system find themselves cast as “substance abusers” and scourges to society. In some states, and in a limited way in Connecticut, prosecutors are not free to just drop a DUI case without going before a Court and giving a reason why and more strict limitations are sure to come in the future. The blood alcohol threshold has evolved over time as well, starting at 0.15, and now at 0.08 for those 21 and over, while even lower, at .02, for those under 21. Discussion of lowering the legal limit to .05 is already prevalent in this country. Indeed, it is possible that one day we could be facing a zero tolerance policy for any mixture of alcohol and driving, with or without actual impairment.
Throughout this website you will find more in depth information about DUI, the law, the science and the myths in Connecticut. A DUI allegation can cause restless nights and panic for even the calmest of persons. Your questions are important and you should have a FULL understanding of all the legal predicaments you are facing. Many people just fold in the face of such opposition, but by simply taking the time to read this post you have taken a step which many people do not do and for that you should be proud of yourself.
  • Clients have admitted to being drunk on video
  • Clients have been caught drinking while driving
  • Clients have had prior offenses
  • Clients have been involved in accidents.
The prosecution of DUI cases has evolved over time, and so has the DUI defense attorney. Years ago, DUI was a minor issue, and the punishments were similarly minor. The last 30 years, however, have fundamentally altered the landscape of DUI prosecutions and defense. More and more, citizens are turning to highly skilled DUI attorneys to represent them in the defense against the charges coming from the state, as the penalties for these charges have become more and more severe.
As the penalties grow, from originally a modest fine to the recent punishment of vehicle seizure, financial penalties in the thousands and potential (and sometimes mandatory) incarceration, honest and hardworking citizens without any prior involvement with the criminal justice system find themselves cast as “substance abusers” and scourges to society. In some states, and in a limited way in Connecticut, prosecutors are not free to just drop a DUI case without going before a Court and giving a reason why and more strict limitations are sure to come in the future. The blood alcohol threshold has evolved over time as well, starting at 0.15, and now at 0.08 for those 21 and over, while even lower, at .02, for those under 21. Discussion of lowering the legal limit to .05 is already prevalent in this country. Indeed, it is possible that one day we could be facing a zero tolerance policy for any mixture of alcohol and driving, with or without actual impairment.
Throughout this website you will find more in depth information about DUI, the law, the science and the myths in Connecticut. A DUI allegation can cause restless nights and panic for even the calmest of persons. Your questions are important and you should have a FULL understanding of all the legal predicaments you are facing. Many people just fold in the face of such opposition, but by simply taking the time to read this post you have taken a step which many people do not do and for that you should be proud of yourself.

In the state of Connecticut, if you are 21 or older, you are legally intoxicated if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is a .08 or higher. If you are under the legal age to consume alcohol (21 years old), you are considered legally intoxicated if you have a BAC of .02 or higher. Connecticut has an Implied Consent Law that states that every person who operates a motor vehicle has consented to take a test to determine their blood alcohol content at any time while they are operating a motor vehicle. A person who operates a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs will face both criminal and administrative charges. The criminal charges require an appearance in court to be prosecuted for a DUI offense. The administrative charges deal with the automatic suspension of your license by the DMV. The Court and DMV are totally independent of each other, however both carry serious penalties.

In the state of Connecticut, if you are 21 or older, you are legally intoxicated if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is a .08 or higher. If you are under the legal age to consume alcohol (21 years old), you are considered legally intoxicated if you have a BAC of .02 or higher. Connecticut has an Implied Consent Law that states that every person who operates a motor vehicle has consented to take a test to determine their blood alcohol content at any time while they are operating a motor vehicle. A person who operates a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs will face both criminal and administrative charges. The criminal charges require an appearance in court to be prosecuted for a DUI offense. The administrative charges deal with the automatic suspension of your license by the DMV. The Court and DMV are totally independent of each other, however both carry serious penalties.

If you are arrested for a DUI in the state of Connecticut:

  • You will be detained by the police and read your rights.
  • You will be handcuffed.
  • Your vehicle will be searched.
  • Your vehicle will be towed at your expense.
  • You will be taken in a police cruiser to the police station.
  • You will be asked to submit to a BAC test.
My clients are normal everyday people who, just like you, are worried about the impact of a license suspension and conviction for DUI on their life. They span the ethnic, economic and age ranges. Hope is not a strategy when dealing with a DUI in Connecticut. Calling me is, and you can have confidence that my team will work for you to get the results you need.