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Best DUI / DWI Attorneys in Connecticut

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best DUI defense attorneys in Connecticut. To rank Connecticut lawyers, including the best criminal defense and DUI lawyers, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top criminal defense and DUI defense attorneys in the U.S. were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents some of the most highly accomplished drunk driving defense lawyers currently practicing in Connecticut. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing DUI defense law (but our list comes close).
Jonathan Sills
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Hartford, CT
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Jessica A. Coderre
Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Waterbury, CT
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Audrey Felsen
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Stamford, CT
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Mark Daniel Sherman
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Stamford, CT
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Charles Christian Young
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Bridgeport, CT
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Aaron Josef Romano
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Bloomfield, CT
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Connecticut Legal Resources

DUI / DWI Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) - The DUIDLA is a nonprofit organization providing training and resources to DUI defense lawyers practicing in the U.S. and Canada. Attorneys represent those accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and other traffic and intoxication-related offenses. The DUI Defense Lawyers Association also provides continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) - The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is a non-profit, professional organization of attorneys focused on criminal defense who represent those accused of drunk driving, driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) and related charges. The NCDD was formed in 1995 and consists of some of the most knowledgeable and successful DUI defense attorneys in the United States.

Specialty Certifications in DUI Defense Law

DUI Defense Law Board Certification by the NCDD - The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is an organization that grants specialty or board certification for DUI Defense Law. The ABA has recognized the NCDD as an organization that is accredited to award certification in this specialty area of the law. The purpose of granting board certification in DUI Defense Law is to recognize DUI and DWI lawyers who focus their practice on representing men and women accused of drunk and impaired driving offenses. In order to qualify for board certification in "DUI Defense Law," the attorney must meet specific qualifications and apply for board certification with NCDD.

Connecticut Government and Court Resources

Connecticut General Assembly

Connecticut General Assembly - The Connecticut General Assembly functions as the legislative body of the state, operating under a bicameral system composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House has 151 members serving two-year terms, while the Senate comprises 36 members serving two-year terms as well. As the primary legislative body, the General Assembly is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that impact the state. This includes formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues ranging from education and healthcare to public safety and infrastructure.

Connecticut Judicial Branch

Connecticut Judicial Branch - The Connecticut Judicial Branch serves as the state's primary legal authority, responsible for interpreting and enforcing the law. Its duties encompass the resolution of civil and criminal cases, including matters such as contract disputes, criminal trials, and family law issues like divorce and child custody. Additionally, the Connecticut judiciary ensures the protection of individual rights, upholds the principles of due process, and oversees the fair administration of justice in the state.

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General - The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal advisor for the state, led by the Attorney General who is elected by the people. This office is tasked with providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials, representing Connecticut in legal proceedings, and ensuring the fair enforcement of laws. The Attorney General plays a key role in prosecuting and defending the state in legal actions, issuing legal opinions, and addressing various matters such as consumer protection, civil rights, and environmental concerns.

Connecticut Supreme Court

Connecticut Supreme Court - The Connecticut Supreme Court serves as the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and applying the law in Connecticut. Its primary role involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court's duties encompass hearing a diverse range of cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, and establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners across Connecticut. Additionally, the Connecticut Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, handling attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and disciplining lawyers to uphold the integrity of the legal profession in the state.

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