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DUI / DWI Arrests in Norwalk, Connecticut (Part 3 of 3)

DUI / DWI Arrests in Norwalk, Connecticut
(Part 3 of 3)

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Fighting Your Norwalk Connecticut Drunk Driving Arrest

Successfully fighting your Norwalk Connecticut DUI / DWI arrest requires experience, expertise and a deep knowledge of the ins and outs of the Norwalk criminal court system. It would therefore be ill-advised to have a divorce or real estate lawyer who dabbles in criminal law to fight your arrest for DUI / DWI in Norwalk Connecticut. Instead, make sure a top Norwalk Connecticut criminal lawyer attorney carefully reviews all of your police reports, witness statements, and surveillance camera footage. At your first court date, the best Norwalk Connecticut DUI / DWI criminal lawyers will usually file motions to preserve exculpatory audio and video evidence such as 911 recordings and footage from police bodycams, dashboard cameras and booking cameras, if available. The best Norwalk Connecticut DUI / DWI lawyers will also analyze (1) whether you were advised of your Miranda rights in a proper and timely manner (click here for more on this issue ), and (2) whether you were provided a reasonable opportunity to contact one of Norwalk Connecticut’s top criminal law firms before being questioned or deciding to take or refuse a breath test. With all of these issues and motions needing immediate attention, be sure that a top Norwalk criminal lawyer analyzes your arrest reports before taking any course of action in fighting your Norwalk Connecticut DUI / DWI arrest under C.G.S. 14-227a.

Getting Your Norwalk Connecticut DUI / DWI Arrest Report Removed From the Internet

If you’ve been arrested in Norwalk Connecticut for DUI / DWI / OUI, then you'll quickly discover that the Norwalk Police Department issued your arrest report to various local news media outlets, in particular the websites of The Hour, the Norwalk Daily Voice, Cablevision News 12, and the Norwalk Patch. The effect of these online arrest reports to your reputation can be immediate and devastating. The police blotter / arrest report pages of these online sites are heavily trafficked, generating a lot of revenue for these websites and causing online search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing to quickly pick up and publish the report of your Norwalk Connecticut DUI / DWI arrest, further compounding the damage to your good name. In response, some of the best Connecticut criminal law firms have developed practice areas which assist in removing online reports of DUI / DWI arrests in Connecticut from the internet. Applying extensive knowledge of slander and libel law in Connecticut, combined with years of experience in Connecticut criminal law, these firms may be able to get your online DUI / DWI Norwalk Connecticut arrest report removed off the internet. Such procedures often involve lengthy negotiations and legal wrangling, but, after a DUI /DWI arrest in Norwalk Connecticut, the reward of a clean reputation online more than justifies the time and expense. You can follow this link to learn more about the Mark Sherman Law Firm’s pioneering efforts and successes in this emerging area of internet scrubbing law.

Prescription Drug & Marijuana DUI / DWI Arrests in Norwalk Connecticut

Many of the best Norwalk Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys are witnessing an ever-increasing number of DUI / DWI arrests in Norwalk Connecticut involving marijuana and prescription drugs rather than alcohol. Should a police officer in Norwalk decide you are under the influence of marijuana or another prescription drug or narcotic — even those legally prescribed by your doctor — you can be arrested under CGS 14-227a for a DUI / DWI. Be warned here: your doctor’s permission to drive while using this legally prescribed medication or narcotic is not going to prevent you from being arrested for a Norwalk Connecticut Prescription Drug DUI / DWI. The Norwalk police officer conducting the traffic stop has the sole discretion to determine whether you are, in his or her opinion, too impaired by the drug’s effects to drive. While you can always refuse a urine test and pass a breath alcohol test while under prescription drugs, if you fail the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests ("SFSTs") and the Norwalk police officer feels your driving was somehow erratic, then you can still be arrested in Norwalk Connecticut for DUI / DWI under 14-227a.

It Doesn’t Matter If You Have a Medical Marijuana ID Card

Additionally, the fact that marijuana was decriminalized in the State of Connecticut, and that you may be licensed for medical marijuana use, has no bearing whatsoever on whether you may be arrested for a "Connecticut Marijuana DUI / DWI." These arrests are treated by Norwalk Superior Court prosecutor like alcohol DUIs. And be further aware that marijuana DUI / DWI arrests in Norwalk Superior Court come with an added condition of random drug testing during the case. So unless you have a top Norwalk Connecticut DUI / DWI criminal lawyer who can quash the judge's drug testing order by your side, you will likely face the inconvenience and hassle of random drug testing throughout your case. See our blog article for more information on how you can fight a Marijuana or Prescription Drug DUI /DWI in Norwalk Connecticut.

Speak with a Norwalk Connecticut DUI / DWI Attorney at Mark Sherman Law Today

An arrest in Norwalk Connecticut for DUI / DWI demands quick, intelligent action. Time is of the essence. Your right to a DMV appeal hearing to contest the suspension of your driver's license must be preserved, motions to protect surveillance and electronic evidence must be swiftly filed in Norwalk Superior Court, and police reports must be quickly gathered from Norwalk Connecticut prosecutors. Give yourself the greatest opportunity of achieving the best result possible for your specific case circumstances by getting a straightforward and comprehensive appraisal of your case from a Norwalk DUI / DWI attorney at Mark Sherman Law today. We will sit with you and help you and your family make the most informed decision on how to proceed with your case. The experienced DUI / DWI lawyers at Mark Sherman Law will assist you every step of the way at competitive, equitable rates. Our clients recommend us with enthusiasm — so call a Norwalk DUI / DWI criminal attorney at Mark Sherman Law now. We are available to speak with you, 24/7, at (203) 358-4700.

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