DUI Defense Lawyer
Florence, Boone County, KY | Covington, Kenton County, KY
You do not have to go to court alone. Let me help you. I am a fighter!
A Kentucky DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is called OVI (Operating a Vehicle Intoxicated) in Ohio.
Do I need a lawyer?
If you are innocent, then you need a lawyer who is a fighter. If you go with a public defender or the cheapest attorney, you may get what you paid for. You need an attorney who you can talk to, who answers his phone, who answers your questions, who talks to your witnesses, who gets the records to help you defend your case, and who keeps you informed. I will treat your case like it was my own.
If you just want the best deal possible, I don't mind doing that. But if you need a fighter, that's why people hire me!
What are the penalties for a First Offense DUI in Kentucky?
The penalties may include:
- Imprisonment, home incarceration and community service
- Monetary fine, DUI service fee and court costs
- Suspended driving privileges and hardship license
- Alcohol or substance abuse treatment program
Kentucky penalties may be increased by aggravating circumstances and repeat offenses.
What are aggravating circumstances?
- Operating a motor vehicle...
- in excess of 30 miles per hour above the speed limit
- in wrong direction on a limited access highway
- that causes accident resulting in death or serious physical injury
- while alcohol concentration in operator’s blood or breath is 0.18 or more as measured by test(s) of a sample of the operator’s blood or breath taken within 2 hours of cessation of operation of a motor vehicle
- that is transporting a passenger under 12 years of age
- Refusing to submit to any blood, breath, or urine tests requested by officer having reasonable grounds to believe you were operating or in physical control of a motor vehicle (this aggravator does not apply in all cases -- make sure you have the right lawyer)
Are there any defenses to DUI?
The state must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, with evidence that was properly obtained. Evidence may be challenged for:
- Illegal stop
- Alcohol and drug testing, compliance with standards and regulations for field sobriety, breathalyzer, blood and urine tests
- Proof of your impairment and the legal limit
- Miranda rights – your right to remain silent
- Citizen tips
- Stationary vehicles