Is It Worth the Time and Money to Go Through a Per Se Hearing at the Connecticut DMV?
Sometimes; although it is getting more and more difficult to win at these hearings. You just never know what will happen at a hearing. We have had cases that looked very bad on paper that turned out successful for our clients because we learned something from questioning the officer that proved to be helpful.
But here is an important point: if you are not eligible for the Connecticut AEP, you definitely should go through a Per Se hearing because your lawyer (or you if you don't have a lawyer) could cross-examine the police officer about what he or she did (or did not do) during the criminal investigation. This is where you would definitely want a Connecticut criminal lawyer who is experienced in drunk driving defense.