Court Process

If you have recently been charged with a DUI, you might be feeling overwhelmed and confused. Going through the court process for the first time can be frightening. But part of that fear is rooted in uncertainty – what exactly will this process be like? What do you have to do, and what can you expect? In this section of the website, I discuss the most important things that you need to know about the court process if you have been charged with a DUI.

Getting Help

Going through a DUI can be a scary process – but it doesn’t have to be. With a lawyer by your side, you can gain the confidence that you need to make it through this experience. If you are interested in hiring a lawyer, you can learn about all of the benefits of doing so in this section.


Connecticut has many different laws regarding driving under the influence and related issues. In this section of the website, you can view:

Out of State DUI

Getting a DUI in another state as a Connecticut resident, or getting a DUI in Connecticut as an out of state resident can create additional issues in the DUI process. In this section, you can learn more about similarities and differences between an out of state and regular DUI, hiring an out of state lawyer, out of state license suspensions, and more.

DUI Arrest

What happens if a police officer believes that you are driving under the influence? What is the arrest process like, and what happens after the arrest? You can find out in this section.

DUI Basics

If you have never been charged with a crime before, you probably only have a vague idea of what the court process is like. You can learn more about DUI basics and court basics in this section.

More than a DUI

Sometimes, those with DUI charges face other charges as well. If you face a DUI and you are also being sued for personal injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you can find more information in this section. A personal injury case will be pursued in civil court, and it is a very different process than facing a criminal case.

Courthouse Information

One way that you can reduce stress about going to court is to get to know the courthouse that your case has been assigned to. Once your case is assigned to a courthouse, check out our courthouse pages. We discuss the ins and outs of the courthouses in Connecticut so that you know what to expect if you have to go to court.


My name is Teresa, and I am a DUI lawyer, but that is only part of who I am. I have been practicing law in Connecticut since 2006.


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