Q Is a license suspension automatic for a drunk driving charge in Norwich, Connecticut?
If you are arrested for suspicion of drunk driving in Norwich, Connecticut or another Southeastern, Connecticut town their is a possibility that you will lose your license. But that is not automatic. There are ways to protect you license, and defend your rights.
Contrary to popular belief, if you are arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, there is not an automatic license suspension. You will lose your license for 24 hours after an arrest, after which you can pick up at the police station.
Next, you will receive notice from the DMV that you are entitled to an administrative per se hearing regarding your license suspension, if you want one. You only have seven days to request a hearing.
If you lose your per se hearing, you can file a request for reconsideration or file an appeal with the superior court. With your appeal, you can request a stay of your license suspension until the superior court rules on your case.
If you or anyone you know was arrested for driving under the influense we can help defend your rights. Contact The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, Connecticut at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.