Protecting Your Driver’s License And Your Reputation After A DUI Arrest
The U.S. Constitution protects drivers from unreasonable searches and seizures. A search occurs whenever a police officer examines your person, possessions, vehicle or home to obtain information. A search may be conducted only if an officer reasonably expects to find evidence of a crime. In the case of a DUI, did the officer have sufficient grounds to stop your vehicle and administer sobriety tests?
With offices located in Elizabethtown and Louisville, Aldridge & Birdwhistell Law Firm, PSC knows how to pursue strategies to get the charges against you dropped or reduced. Our criminal defense lawyers will investigate your case and exploit any weakness in the police’s actions. We also provide strong and effective representation when it comes to negotiating with the Kentucky State Attorney’s office. We often obtain results that satisfy our clients.
Convictions for drinking and driving in Kentucky can result in severe criminal and administrative penalties. Your driver’s license is likely to be suspended, plus you may be required to pay a fine, perform community service, submit to alcohol counseling and/or spend time in jail.
Added Penalties Based On Aggravating Circumstances
The penalties become even more severe if aggravating conditions were present at the time of your arrest. Aggravating circumstances include:
- Driving 30 mph over the speed limit
- Transporting a child under the age of 12
- Driving in the wrong direction on a limited-access highway
- Causing a fatal or serious injury accident
- Refusing a sobriety test
- Having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15% or higher two hours after operating the vehicle
Our attorneys may be able to help if your DUI charges are aggravated. We may be able to have the aggravating conditions dropped through negotiations with the prosecutor. We also have experience representing juvenile DUI offenders.
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Aldridge & Birdwhistell is dedicated to providing quality defense services to residents of Hardin County and the surrounding community. Call 270-765-2000 in Elizabethtown or 270-505-9219 in Louisville for an appointment or send us a message online.