DUI Programs in KY

DUI Programs In Kentucky

If you plead or are found guilty of Driving Under The Influence in Kentucky you will be required to enter a DUI program for substance abuse. The following are the possible DUI program requirements for driving under the influence as defined by KRS Chapter 189A.

First DUI offense in 5 years

Up to 90 days in an alcohol or substance abuse education or treatment program, and the program shall provide an assessment of the individual’s alcohol or other substance abuse problems at the start of the program

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Hiring Traffic Offense Lawyer In KY

When Should I Contact A Traffic Offense Lawyer About My Speeding Ticket?

In many instances, it is important for you to have an experienced traffic offense lawyer with you at your initial court appearance. Having an attorney with you then can make a big difference to how your case progresses.  While also protecting you from making critical blunders at your arraignment.  Traffic offenses include speeding tickets, reckless driving and DUI charges. This means you should contact an attorney as soon as possible after being charged.

Adequate time is needed to investigate the specific facts associated with your situation. As well as to allow your attorney to prepare an appropriate defense. When you contact a lawyer, make sure you have a copy of the citation and the date for your first court hearing. Your attorney will need that to best be able to help you.

If you have questions about a traffic violation or a speeding ticket, or about how an attorney can help you with your traffic ticket contact Hurst & Hurst Law at (859) 209-2101.

1st DUI Charge

Penalty For First Driving Under The Influence (DUI/DWI) Charge in Five Years In Kentucky

In Kentucky, the penalties for driving under the influence are determined by statute. The penalties for DUI are established by KRS 189A.010.

First Offense of a charge of DUI Within a Five Year Period:
• $200 – 500 Fine
• 2 to 30 Days in Jail*
• 90 Days of Alcohol or Substance Abuse Program
• 30 to 120 Day License Suspension
• Possible 48 Hours – 30 Days Community Labor
*If aggravating circumstances are present then there is a penalty of four (4) days imprisonment

Legal Representation for DUI

If you have been charged with DUI in Kentucky you should contact an attorney who specializes in DUI litigation. The attorneys at Hurst & Hurst Law have received specialized training in dealing with DUI charges and can help you determine the best option for you. If you have been charged with a DUI or have questions regarding a DUI charge contact Hurst & Hurst Law at (859) 209-2101.

DUI Law Changes in KY

Changes in Driving Under The Influence Law In Kentucky

The changes in the DUI law establishes minimum jail times (which cannot be probated, suspended, conditionally discharged or otherwise subject to early release) if convicted of DUI and aggravating circumstance(s) exist:

Aggravating Circumstances In Kentucky

What counts as aggravating circumstances in Kentucky is controlled by KRS 189A.010 [11].  The following are the aggravating circumstances that result in higher minimum jail time: Continue reading

What Is DUI?

What Is DUI And What Does It Mean In Kentucky?

The core charge in Kentucky for Driving Under The Influence Of Intoxicants is contained in KRS 189A.010.

DWI/DUI is an abbreviation of driving while under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol) or of any substance or substances that can impair a person’s ability to drive.

What Substances Count As Intoxicants For DUI In Kentucky?

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DUI/DWI Training

Hurst & Hurst Attorney Receives Special Training For DUI Charges

Attorney, Rebecca Hurst attended specialized DUI training for litigating DUI charges in Lexington, KY.  The training was led by a former DUI police officer and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), which is the highest level of training for DUI police officers.

The training addressed great techniques on how to win DUI cases at trial. Some of the specific Continue reading