As soon as you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced DUI attorney. DUI charges are not only very serious, but they can also be extremely stressful, upsetting, and even humiliating. If you have been arrested for DUI, you are probably wondering what will happen to your car, your license, your driving privileges, and your record.
The sooner you speak with a lawyer who knows exactly how to handle these types of cases, the sooner your case can be evaluated and your defense can be built. The team at The Brunk Law Firm, PLLC can provide an aggressive defense to individuals who have been charged with drunk driving.
Your initial consultation with the Kenton County DUI lawyers at The Brunk Law Firm, PLLC is free. We welcome you to call us at (859) 715-0466 or contact us online for your free case evaluation. Don’t accept a plea bargain or submit to questioning without first consulting with an attorney.
What Is DUI (Driving Under the Influence)?
DUI is most often a misdemeanor offense in Kentucky and involves a driver operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. To be considered “under the influence” under Kentucky drunk driving law, the driver must have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater or must have physical/mental abilities that are impaired due to alcohol and/or drugs. To prove that a driver was operating a motor vehicle under the influence, law enforcement and the County Attorney will use performance on field sobriety tests and the outcome of a breathalyzer test or blood test that was administered after the driver’s arrest.
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The DUI process begins when a law enforcement officer spots a driver who has violated a traffic law or appears to be swerving or showing some other indication of intoxication. After pulling the driver over to the side of the road, the officer will look for outward signs that may indicate that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and the smell of alcohol are examples of what the officer may look for. The next step will be to ask the driver to perform one or more field sobriety tests, and depending upon the driver's performance, the officer may make a DUI arrest. After the arrest, the driver will be asked to perform a breath test or blood test to determine their blood alcohol concentration. The final step would be charging the driver with DUI. Charges are usually based on the result that the breath or blood test showed.
It is important to understand every step of the DUI process, as your attorney can use any errors or mistakes made during this process to your advantage in building your defense strategy. For example, an improperly administered breath test or an unlawful police stop may be grounds to alter the course of your case.
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