Administrative License Suspension- Connecticut
Why did I lose my license after Connecticut DUI arrest?Connecticut drivers, under Connecticut Implied Consent Laws, have given their consent to submit to a blood, breath or urine test if asked to so by a law enforcement officers.
If you refuse a chemical test, under Connecticuts Implied Consent laws, you can have your drivers license revoked for a period of six months for the first refusal, one year for the second refusal and 3 years for the third offense. Drivers who consent to the blood alcohol concentration test (BAC) but who fail the test with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher will have their license suspended for 90 days for a first offense, 9 months for a second offense and 2 years for a third offense. If you are less than 21 years of age and your blood alcohol concentration is 0.02% or higher you will also face the same administrative penalties as listed above for drivers above the age of 21. What if your BAC is very high? The administrative penalties are even more severe. Drivers who have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.16% or higher will have their license suspended for 120 days for a first offense, 10 months for a second offense and 2.5 years for a third offense. Keep in mind, these DUI administrative penalties will be imposed even if you are found not guilty of drunk driving.