About Jay Ruane
Jay Ruane is known statewide as the premiere Connecticut DUI Defense Attorney. Attorney Jay Ruane has completed the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course and is a U.S. DOT certified operator of the Intoxilyzer 5000, the breath test machine in Connecticut. He is the 2004 recipient of the Connecticut Law Tribune's "New Leaders of the Law" Award for developing DUI defenses and was named "Best Lawyer" in Fairfield County by the readers of the Fairfield County Weekly in 2005


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1 Enterprise Drive
Shelton, CT 06484
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Hartford Office
201 Ann Uccello Street
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Hartford, CT 061033
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500 West Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, Connecticut 06830
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Recent CT DUI Law News

3.06.2008 |

Latest CT DUI Law

Sec. 14-227a. Operation while under the influence of liquor or drug or while having an elevated blood alcohol content.

(a) Operation while under the influence or while having an elevated blood alcohol content.

No person shall operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both. A person commits the offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both if such person operates a motor vehicle on a public highway of this state or on any road of a district organized under the provisions of chapter 105, a purpose of which is the construction and maintenance of roads and sidewalks, or on any private road on which a speed limit has been established in accordance with the provisions of section 14-218a, or in any parking area for ten or more cars or on any school property (1) while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both, or (2) while such person has an elevated blood alcohol content. For the purposes of this section, "elevated blood alcohol content" means a ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person that is eight-hundredths of one per cent or more of alcohol, by weight.

CT DUI Law DMV Administrative Penalty Chart

Blood Alcohol Level First Offense Second Offense Third Offense
Refusal to submit to a blood, breath or urine test 6 months 1 year 3 years
Test results of .02 or higher and you are under twenty-one years of age 90 days 9 months 2 years
Test results of .08 or higher; up to, but not including, .16 90 days 9 months 2 years
Test results of .16 or higher 120 days 10 months 2 1/2 years


CT DUI Law Courthouse/Criminal Penalties

First Offense*
Test results of .08 or higher
Second Offense*
(within 10 years) Test results of .08 or higher
Third Offense*
(within 10 years oflast conviction) Test results of .08 or higher
Fine: $500 to $1,000 $1,000 to $4,000 $2,000 to $8,000
Jail: 6 mo. 48 hrs. minimum mandatory or 6 mo., suspended with 100 hrs. community service. 2 yrs., 120 days minimum mandatory and 100 hrs. of community service 3 yrs., 1 yr. minimum mandatory and 100 hrs. of community service
Suspension:One year Three years (or until you are 21 years of age, whichever is longer) Permanent Revocation