Driving under the influence (DUI, also sometimes called DWI or OUI) is one of the most commonly committed crimes in the United States. Unfortunately, because this crime is so common, many people make the mistake of taking their DUI arrests lightly instead of seeking appropriate legal representation. If you’ve been charged with DUI in Stratford, CT, your first step should be to discuss your charges with a DUI lawyer like Hardy Law Group.
On Your Side
Sometimes good people make mistakes. However, if you’re convicted of DUI, you could end up facing tough penalties such as jail time, loss of driving privileges, fines, or community service. Additionally, your insurance rates can be increased and you may even be shut out from some job opportunities due to your conviction.
With the stakes being so high, it’s a wise idea to enlist the help of an attorney who handles DUI cases. The professionals at Hardy Law Group can help you:
Understand your charges
Become aware of your rights under the law
Identify illegal police actions (such as failure to read Miranda Rights)
Determine which defenses apply to your case
Hear what our clients say:
I was charged with Dui after getting into a multi car accident with minor injuries. It was my first time getting in any kind of trouble with the law so I was upset with myself and very nervous about the possible consequences. After checking reviews from lawyers in the area I decided to hire Mr Hardy and I am so thankful that I did. Right from the start he assured me everything was going to be Ok and told me he would get me into a program in which charges would be dropped after a yr. Given the nature of my incident I did not think I had any chance of getting offered the program but Mr Hardy worked his magic and did exactly what he told me he would do from the start and convinced the court to give me the program. If I ever find myself in trouble again Mr Hardy will be the first person I call. Thank you Mr Hardy!
Whether this is your only DUI charge or your third, the professionals at Hardy Law Group can provide the support, advice, and representation you need to fight your DUI charge. Call today—your future depends on it.
My experience with Attorney Hardy was a positive one. He is very professional and kind. Explains your questions in detail for you to understand. I would highly recommend him as a Lawyer. He helped my family over come obstacles that were very serious.
- Cindy Gaudet. 1/27/2020
Awesome experience! I have used Attorney Hardy twice for traffic tickets and I highly recommend him to anyone. I didn’t know what to expect after my first alleged traffic violation, he walked me through the process and was relatively fair in terms of pricing. His professionalism, skill-set, and the transparency exuded throughout the process, made it seamless. Thus, when I found myself in a similar situation two years later, I knew exactly who to call.
If you find yourself in a situation that require legal representation, and want someone in your corner who has the ability to yield results that are favorable to you, then Attorney Hardy is your man. He is phenomenal!
- Marlo Louimark. 1/27/2020
Mr. James Hardy is very knowledgeable and helping in assisting. I am showing worry free selecting Mr. James Hardy as my attorney.
- Emmeline Cheng. 0/23/2020
Mr.Hardy was very professional. He always got back to us eight away He made sure we understood everything. I found it very nerve wracking but he was very calm and confident which was assuring.
- Maryann Houghton. 11/20/2019
Attorney Hardy represented me in a child support case & I am very pleased with the results. He took the time to listen to my concerns and worked to get me a fair judgement. Attorney Hardy was able to get my support obligation modified to a fair and more manageable level. His fees were very reasonable, especially considering the experience and dedication that he provided. I highly recommend Attorney Hardy to anyone in need of legal represention. Thank you sir.
- Matt Fote. 11/18/2019
Attorney Hardy handled a criminal case for my family this year with the up most professionalism and sincerity. He kept us informed at all times and throughout all the legal proceedings left no questions unanswered. Our family is grateful for his efforts and very happy with the outcome. Thank you!!!!!
- Carolyn Young. 11/11/2019
I hired James Hardy to help me fight larceny and identity theft charges. James took the time to explain both best/worst case scenarios regarding my legal matter. I left his office that day very confident that I had made the right choice in acquiring his services. he communicated with me during the entire process and always returned my calls promptly. To top it off, he was able to get the best outcome possible. I am grateful today that I am not in jail because of this guy. I highly recommend James Hardy to anyone seeking great legal representation.
- oshane ford. 11/10/2019
I got a call with the caller ID of xyz police dept. of Connecticut, saying there are charges against you and you could face prison, possible deportation and fine up to $10k. I got scared and contacted local lawyers. Many said, that I should connect with lawyers of CT. Although, one old senior lawyer said that, I have contacts....blah...blah...will make calls to FBI...blah...blah... and resolve this in $7.5k.
Thank goodness I listened to the other lawyers and contacted the best-reviewed lawyer in CT, and so lucky me that it happened to be - JAMES HARDY! He will talk to you clearly. He is upfront. He also has military experience.
He said he will be there asap in that xyz police station to find out the charges. I asked whether I should pay first, but he said no. He worked for more than 6 hours at the police station, keeping me updated. In the end, he said he couldn't find out anything, and that the call could be a SCAM and advised me to check with my local police station. In the end, it was over and I breathed a sigh of relief. I asked him, how much should I pay you. He said, "it's all good brother". So Awesome! Imagine paying $7.5k over nothing.
I would recommend Attorney James Hardy with all my heart. He will work hard for you. Thank you for your efforts!
- Nilanjan Mhatre. 11/4/2019
Good work. . . I got cases dismissed and dodged the bullet of a lengthy prison stay. . .
- Michael Clark. 10/13/2019
Hardy did a fantastic job in representing me for 2 criminal cases. Hardy was transparent from the beginning, and used his professional expertise to solve my case quickly and in my favor. He worked hard to understand my position and get to know me as a person and fought to achieve a positive result so I could get my life back in order. I would highly recommend him to family and closest friends!
- Harvey Somra. 9/14/2019
Attorney Hardy was a blessing. I got into a situation and he worked diligently to get me out of it. He was reachable at almost any time of the day for whatever questions I had. James is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to go over everything with you, so you understand what is happening. Not only did he help on the legal side, but he also genuinely cares about you as a person, which was very reassuring. He got the best outcome for me and I am forever grateful he represented me. I highly recommend him. Thank you, Attorney Hardy!
- Tyler Baker. 6/11/2019
Well connected and outstanding lawyer that knows his laws and is a man of his word. Highly recommended and very assuring as he will go out of his way to get the best possible outcome for you. I had four charges, one of them being a felony and he was able to get them all dropped with the best outcome achieved. Couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to represent me. Thanks a lot !
- Wai Lam. 5/25/2019
Attorney Hardy worked miracles for me. I was charged with a felony along with 2 motor vehicle infractions. Mr Hardy was able to get the felony dropped along with the 2 infractions. He is honest, fair and a man of his word. He is the only lawyer I would ever consider using. If you want the truth and results he is the only lawyer I would trust.
- David Oleynik. 4/15/2019
Mr. James Hardy was a welcome relief to my legal issues. Right from the start he was encouraging and supportive. He was thorough and did not mince words. I knew what I had to do to help myself and he did the rest. My case was resolved to my highest satisfaction. I highly recommend Mr. Hardy.
- Laura Valdez. 4/9/2019
James was beyond great , I was very comfortable with James during our very first conversation. He works with you regarding any and everything you may need . I only had to appear twice to court and the second time my case was dismissed . Couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to represent me . Thank You !
- Alexandra Dudley. 3/18/2019
I would highly recommend Mr. Hardy. The best outcome was achieved. He encouraged communication if there were any questions. He works very hard and tirelessly to do the best for his client.
- Christena Perez. 3/13/2019
Attorney James Hardy is an excellent lawyer. He fought for everything I requested out of my divorce and I got it. He works hard to satisfy the needs and wants of his clients. He is warm and friendly and I felt comfortable working with him knowing that he had my case under control. I would recommend anyone to Attorney Hardy for sure!
- blackistheorigin . 2/23/2019
Attorney Hardy provided me with an excellent first experience with the law. My son was arrested on multiple serious criminal offenses in Hartford. I initially retained another attorney and was not happy with his “bedside manners.” As this experience provided a “trying” time for me and my family, I needed someone with compassion and patience, Atty. Hardy provided that and more. Mr. Hardy is an experienced, hardworking, intelligent and compassionate attorney. I truly needed someone who was “all that.” From conception to ending, he was always there, kept me grounded and explained the process all the way through. He fought hard as if he was related to us. I strongly recommend retaining Mr. Hardy for your legal needs. He is honest and he genuinely wants to help his clients get through the legal system fairly and with the best possible results. He was even complimented by the Judge during open court for his perseverance. You need an attorney like Mr. Hardy. Don’t be turned away by his youthful looks, he is intelligent way beyond his years. Again, thank you so much Mr. Hardy. Respectfully submitted . . .
- Nancy Ransom. 2/11/2019
I would highly recommend Attorney Hardy he is a wonderful dedicated lawyer who puts his clients needs first with a positive outcome.
- Authentic Curls. 2/1/2019
Mr. Hardy performed his job as promised and worked for the best possible outcome under a difficulty situation.
- Gigi Lombardi. 1/27/2019
Atty. Hardy was very knowledgeable and answered my questions regarding someone on parole both pro and cons. He was very professional, and, patient with me as I contacted him several times. I would highly recommended Atty. Hardy.
- Susan Neri. 1/21/2019
Hardy has helped me ALOT with a serious case in a shortness period of time, it was A felony charge and it was reduced to a misdemeanor in a MATTER OF MONTHS ! He is amazing and i would Definitely recommend
- Imani Gray. 0/18/2019
Mr. Hardy listen to my concern. He gives me insight also the approach he's going take that will give optimal outcome of the case. I would recommend James Hardy..
- Nicholas Burgess. 0/15/2019
Mr Hardy heard me out and handled the situation (including showing up to court twice for a no show ex) and is still taking all measures to make sure all child support and custody issues are seen through to the end. My son's mother wanted to bring me back to court but I live 1500 miles away now. I was confident having him appear and represent me. He is extremely knowledgeable on the family laws in the state of Connecticut, he upholds integrity and always has my family's best interest in mind.
- Bren Taylor. 11/21/2018
Great Attorney, Highly recommend.
I hired James Hardy in 2017. And he helped me clear up my legal issues. He was very easy to work with and helped me with everything in the process. If anyone is in need of a Great affordable lawyer I"d highly recommend have Hardy Law Group represent you. You wont be disappointed. I would definitely higher again if I needed a lawyer.
- larry thomas. 10/16/2018
I contacted Mr. Hardy when I was told detectives needed to speak to me. Without even seeing me or receiving any compensation he went out his way to contact the police department to find out what I needed to be questioned about. And he was very diligent and efficient with obtaining all information and giving me all legal advice. Such a great man I truly appreciate him and everything he had done for me.
- Bianca Torres. 9/17/2018
I was very nervous about hiring an attorney for a criminal case in CT. I questioned if any of these reviews online were even real. I can tell you by experience that Mr. Hardy's reviews are indeed real. This man was truly wonderful from start to finish. We were dealing with several criminal charges with one being a felony charge. Mr. Hardy was able to get all charges dropped. He told us from the beginning what he would be able to do and that's exactly what he did. Our case was finalized yesterday and I am so thankful that I hired him. He was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns. He's so down to earth and easy to talk to. He's a great attorney and a great person! I rarely leave reviews, but hiring an attorney is a big decision. I can say without a doubt that you will be in good hands with Mr. Hardy. He was a true blessing for us. That is the TRUTH!
- Stacy Witte. 8/21/2018
I trusted attorney James the first moment I talked to him. I was charged with criminal trespassing and Mr James explained to me the different scenario that I could fall into from the best scenario to the worst scenario. Mr. James ended my case with the best scenario possible, so glad :)
- Mohamed Baraquony. 5/20/2018
I hired Mr. Hardy for a misdemeanor traffic offense. I called him during the weekend a day before my court date, and he returned my call immediately. He took care of my case and he did a great job. Very professional, fast and efficient. My case was dismissed, and I’m very satisfied with Mr. Hardy services. I would highly recommend James Hardy.
- Katherina Barsukov Tavares. 5/8/2018
I hired Mr. Hardy when I was arrested at school for covering up a smoke detector. Being a first time offender I was very anxious to see what would happen, but when I called Mr. Hardy from the very beginning he was straight up with me and told me everything would be fine. And just like that it was. Mr. Hardy took care of everything and gave me the result that I wanted. Very happy with my experience.
- Branden . 4/10/2018
Attorney James Hardy was a great help with our accident case in Norwalk, CT. He explained the process and advised us what documentation to provide. He represented us before the court officers and the judge. He kept us personally out of court. Case dismissed.
- Laura Spaulding. 4/8/2018
Attorney James Hardy is the best attorney I’ve worked with. Hopefully I won’t need him again for a criminal case but I will be using him again in the future. He was knowledgeable and attentive to my concerns and eased any anxiety I had during my case. He made sure I knew exactly what was going on each step of the way. I was confident walking into the court room with him. Unlike other attorneys out there, he was easy to talk to and always responded back, even with a simple text. I’m so so grateful for Attorney James Hardy!!!
- amy lafrance. 1/19/2018
My fiancé and I got into a situation where the cops were called and charges were brought against him we called James hardy he assured us everything would be fine. He was correct he got the charges dropped my fiancé and I are able to move on with our life and be happy he awesome so professional knows exactly what's he's doing I would suggest hiring him everything thank you James hardy !
- Tiffany jarrett. 2/14/2017
I was involve in a situation that could have left me open to extreme consequences. As soon as I met Hardy and explained the situation, I was immediately relieved. He went to bat for me in court and through his diligence and professionalism I walked away I'm a better position than I was in day one. So thankful to have been referred to Hardy..I would recommend him to anyone without reservation.
- Shaunnaya Williams. 2/7/2017
I got myself into some very bad and embarrassing trouble with the police. Asked to have an appointment with Mr James Hardy. I was afraid of ending up in jail and loosing my family. As soon as I stepped in to his office he gave it to me straight and made me feel calm, secure and kept everything confidential. Didn't have to lift a finger though out the case. As soon as I new it was done. I couldn't have hired anyone better besides being very professional he is very friendly also. Could asked for a better lawyer. Thank you James
- Joshua Aguirre. 1/28/2017
Attorney James Hardy was the answer to my prayers. He was extremely professional and courteous throughout my entire experience with him. He stated right from the begging the legal stipulations of my situation, the probable outcomes and ensured that my case would end in my favor. He knew the laws very well and explained them to me so that I could understand every possible outcome. I could not recommend a better defense attorney.
- Alexander Gabriele. 11/12/2016
Nobody wants to be involved in a criminal case, however I landed in one. It was a problem that seemed impossible to get out of . I went on my knees and prayed and James came into my life at a crucial moment. He listened to my case, analyzed it, didn't give me any scary predictions. The man is the real deal. As I sat in court with him, I kept thinking if he gets us out of this, man will I write a killer review! but honestly no words can do Mr. Hardy's skills justice.
This is my first ever review about a lawyer. He doesn't need you, you need him! If he takes your case- sleep well. He will get you out of the mess. He is kind, professional and not greedy . His interaction with the detectives, prosecutor and judge shows you he is a pro! Everyone likes the man. I thank G-d for putting this amazing lawyer in our lives. If your family reads this, they should know you are a gem in the field and be very proud of you!