Defenses to DUI Charges

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20th Sep 2018

DUI Charges

Experienced Kentucky DUI Lawyer

Most of us have seen the high profile campaigns that have been launched in recent years against drinking and driving. If you or a loved one has been arrested, you will face prosecutors who are expert in DUI offenses and who are highly motivated to secure a conviction. Penalties for conviction can be harsh, greatly affecting your lifestyle.

Potential Penalties for Drunk Driving

Even for a first time DUI, you may receive up to 30 days in jail. However, there are six “aggravating circumstances” which mandate minimum mandatory periods of incarceration. In addition, a fine, suspension of your license, 90 days of alcohol or substance abuse program,  and community service are all possible penalties for a first DUI conviction. Multiple DUI convictions can result in prison and a 60-month suspension of your driver’s license.

Can DUI charges be defended?

There are defenses that can be used to successfully overcome DUI offenses or get the charges reduced. It will be found at times that the police actually had no legal cause to pull you over in the first place. Illegal search or seizure can result in evidence against you being thrown out at your trial. Tests that are administered to determine BAC level, or to show that your ability to drive was somehow impaired, can be flawed. These tests can be improperly administered or faulty equipment may have been used.

Attorney John E. Cornett works towards securing the best possible result in each DUI case. In some cases, he can work to secure a special permit to allow you to drive back and forth to work and under other limited circumstances. Sometimes offenses can be negotiated down to more minor charges resulting in less harsh penalties. If your case must go to trial, he will utilize his ability to investigate the circumstances of your individual case in order to determine the best possible avenue for defense. It is important, however, that work begin quickly on your case.

Don’t delay in calling today. (502) 868-5300

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