Driving under the influence of alcohol endangers you, your passengers and everyone else on the road. That’s why being arrested and charged with a Driving Under The Influence (DUI) is a serious matter, with significant consequences if you’re convicted.
First and second offenses are considered misdemeanors and involve penalties including fines, assessments of court costs, community service, license suspension, driver improvement school and jail time (especially if your blood alcohol content exceeds .15).
Additional DUI offenses are felonies and result in mandatory (and very severe) punishments.
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you should first seek a reputable Kentucky DUI lawyer to handle the legal nuances of your case. They will advise you of your rights and responsibilities to the court. Kentucky DUI law is complex, so having someone to help figure out the formalities and represent your interests is important.
There are a number of factors that go into determining if a person is guilty of driving under the influence. Some of those include:
- When and how you were arrested
- What information you were given or told when being arrested
- When and how the blood alcohol test was performed
- What other medications may have affected the blood alcohol test
- What type of blood alcohol test was performed
But there are many others. Having a reputable Kentucky DUI lawyer to handle your case will help make sense of it all and ensure that your rights are protected while Kentucky law is enforced.
Hopefully, you don’t need the information above. And there’s a sure-fire way to ensure you won’t ever need it: Don’t drink and drive.
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