Can my license be suspended immediately after a DUI arrest in Connecticut?

No. Before a DMV suspension is effective you are entitled to a hearing which is conducted before the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The hearing is administrative in nature, and it may occur at a branch office of the DMV or at a municipal building utilized by the DMV. Although every person who fails or refuses a chemical alcohol test is entitled to a hearing, the hearing is not scheduled automatically and instead must be specifically requested. Failure to request a hearing in a timely manner will result in a waiver of the hearing and a suspension of the operators permit.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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