Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense in Kentucky. Most DUI convictions carry mandatory jail time, large fines, and driver’s license suspensions.
In Kentucky, there are 6 ways an individual can be convicted of DUI. The most common are listed below:
Penalties increase when any DUI is committed with a prior conviction within 10 years measured from violation date to violation date. Penalties are as follows:
Although there are limited exceptions, generally speaking, do not agree to any blood alcohol testing whether it is breath, blood or urine. Refuse, politely, all field sobriety testing whether mental or physical. Simply put, choose to refuse all testing. Do not talk to the police officer about anything other than your statistical data such as name, age, address, birth date and the like. Always be polite, but do not furnish incriminating information which you may believe helps you and which doesn’t.
A substantial quantity of information is available in a DUI charge that is frequently helpful to a DUI defense. This includes the officer’s field sobriety test notes, videos from all officers involved, and testing conducted on the Intoxilizer for accuracy. This information can frequently be used in motions filed by knowledgeable lawyers to suppress critical, damaging evidence. This can lead to an amended charge or lesser penalties.
Many DUI’s are defensible. Lawyers at Busald Funk Zevely, P.S.C. have represented thousands of people charged with DUI. Wilbur Zevely speaks at DUI seminars throughout the State. He has been practicing DUI law for 45 years and is the author of KY Driving Under the Influence Law. Michael McMain has practicing DUI law for 37 years. He is an author of several of the chapters of the KY Driving Under the Influence Law, as well. Ryan Beck has been practicing DUI law for 11 years. Jonathan Hart has been practicing DUI law for 9 years and has served as a former prosecutor for Kenton County, Kentucky prosecuting DUI cases for four plus years. Chances of a successful outcome on any pending DUI charge is enhanced greatly by obtaining the services of one of these lawyers at Busald Funk Zevely, P.S.C. Do not go to Court without a lawyer! If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Boone County, Campell County, or Kenton County, contact one of our experienced attorneys today.