DMV: Criminal Penalties

Penalties for Criminal Convictions 
 
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   Under Connecticut's criminal law, a driver arrested for OUI will receive both a summons and a court date.  If the court proceedings result in a conviction, the following penalties must be imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles:
 
 
Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs,
C.G.S 14-227a, 14-227g or 14-111n conviction
on or after January 1, 2012
  First Conviction Third or Subsequent Conviction
OUI convictions after January 1, 2012. 
  • 45-day license suspension.
  • All other terms of suspensions must be served except 14-227b. 
  • 1-year IID requirement from restoration date. 
  • If previously convicted of 53a-56b or 53a 60d, it's considered the 2nd offense.
  • 45-day license suspension or until 21st birthday, whichever is longer.  
  • All other terms of suspensions must be served except 14-227b.
  • 3-year IID requirement from restoration date.  
  • If you were convicted on or after July 1, 2012, you will be restricted to drive to and from work or school, an alcohol or drug abuse treatment program, probation appointments or an ignition interlock device service center for the first year. (You must carry the appropriate schedule at all times.)
Permanent Revocation.
 
May request a hearing after at least 2 years after date of revocation. 
 
Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, C.G.S. 14-227a, 14-227g or 14-111n conviction
prior to January 1, 2012
 
   First Conviction Second Conviction Third or Subsequent Conviction 
Under 21 years old for OUI convictions prior to January 1, 2012  1-year license suspension. 
  • 3-year license suspension or until 21st birthday, whichever is longer.
  • 2-year IID requirement from restoration date. 
Permanent Revocation.
 
May request a hearing after at least 2 years after date of revocation. 
 
21 and older for OUI convictions prior to January 1, 2012.  1-year license suspension. 
  • 1-year license suspension.
  • 2-year IID requirement from restoration date. 
 
Permanent Revocation.
 
May request a hearing after at least 2 years after date of revocation. 
 
 
 
You may petition, in writing, to the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles for the option to participate in the IID program.  After serving more than 45 days of your suspension but less than one year under C.G.S 14-227a, 14-227g and 14-111n, you will be required to have an IID for the remainder of the suspension on a first conviction or for a second conviction, the remainder of your suspension plus an additional two years.
 
Vehicular Manslaughter, C.G.S. 53a-56b or
Vehicular Assault, C.G.S. 53a-60d
 
   First Conviction Second or subsequent Conviction 
Vehicular Manslaughter conviction  1-year license suspension.  2- year IID requirement from restoration date.  1-year license suspension.  2-year IID requirement from restoration date.  
 
 
Vehicle Assault conviction  1-year license suspension.  2-year IID requirement from restoration date.  1-year license suspension. 2-year IID requirement from restoration date.  
 
 
 




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