Connecticut DUI Defenses

Even though a Connecticut DUI charge can seem overwhelming, the truth is that there are many defenses that you can establish against a DUI charge. Each element of the process can be challenged depending on your personal situation, your legal team, and the experts that you consult with. Learn more about a few common defenses on this page.


Facing a Connecticut DUI charge can be overwhelming and frightening for many people. However a charge does not necessarily mean a conviction. There are many ways to defend yourself against a DUI charge and present your side of the story in court. In this section of our website, we will discuss some of the most common defenses that you can make. Of course, your individual situation may lend lend itself to specific defenses. For this reason, it is best to consult with a DUI defense lawyer and make sure that you are putting forth the best DUI defenses for your situation.

Common DUI Defenses

If you would like to learn more about common DUI defenses in Connecticut, check out this page on the website. Some of the common elements that you can challenge are:

  • Breath test and standardized field sobriety test results. If you take these tests, a police officer might claim that you failed them and that such failure contributed to your DUI charge. However, breathalyzers and field sobriety tests are not 100% accurate when determining if someone is under the influence of alcohol. There are many other factors that could influence the tests, which we discuss further on the page mentioned above.
  • Blood and urine test results. Again, these tests are not always accurate. There are factors within your body that could give a false reading. In addition, those administering these tests could make mistakes.
  • Claims of intoxication. The police may claim that you were intoxicated based on the way that you looked or acted after you were pulled over. However, other factors could influence your words and actions that have nothing to do with alcohol consumption. This evidence can be refuted by a good DUI defense lawyer.

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Another way that you can defend yourself against a DUI charge is through the use of expert witness testimony. You can hire an expert witness to testify to your sobriety or to other factors that may have impacted your DUI charge. Keep in mind, however, that the prosecution can also use expert witnesses against you. You should have an attorney on your side who can challenge an expert witness appointed by the court and to make sure that your own expert witness is prepared to give accurate and relevant testimony.

Help With Your DUI Defenses

Trying to find the right defense for your situation can be overwhelming. This is where a DUI defense lawyer can help. They can gather evidence for you, build a strong defense, and make sure that you are prepared to deal with the prosecution, a judge, and a jury. To learn more about the defenses that may apply to your case, contact our office. We can review your options with you and determine the best course of action for your situation.

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