Archive for the ‘DUI / Drunk Driving’ Category

We all try to learn and move on from past mistakes, but sometimes they come back to haunt us. For some who have pleaded guilty to, or were found guilty of, driving under the influence (DUI) in a Kentucky court, it’s not just the past mistake but a change in Kentucky law that can result in serious problems in the present or future. The Kentucky Supreme Court late last month decided to uphold the application of a state law passed last year that imposes harsher penalties on drivers who admit […]


Boating in Kentucky is supposed to be about having fun and relaxing. Whether it’s to go water skiing, fishing or just enjoying a beautiful day on a pontoon boat, being on the water is supposed to be about getting away from it all. For some, part of boating may be drinking, and if you’re the one piloting a boat you could be arrested for boating while intoxicated (BWI) by conservation officers of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. It’s against the law in Kentucky to operate a vessel, or […]


Kentucky DUI Attorney

You’re at the corner of Man O War Boulevard and Harrodsburg Road. You’re wondering if that light was yellow or red when you went through it. You’re a good driver, but you realized a few miles ago that you may have had a few too many drinks to be driving. Then you see the lights. Then you hear the sirens. Whether your idea of celebrating the holidays is sharing laughs with co-workers over dinner and drinks, meeting at your sister’s house for gifts and mulled wine, catching up with out-of-town […]


Legality of Roadblocks

April 21st, 2016 by Attorney Dan Carman

KY Traffic Offense Lawyer

It’s happened to many of us. You’re traveling along when all of a sudden, you find yourself joining a line of cars being checked by law enforcement. They might be scrutinizing any number of things such as registrations, seatbelt use, or sobriety. Driving while intoxicated is a particularly dangerous activity. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that almost 10,000 people were killed in 2014 in vehicle crashes involving alcohol, 171 of them in Kentucky. Over 872,100 people were arrested that year for driving under the influence, and nearly […]


Kentucky DUI Lawyer

Did you hear that? That swishing sound? It was the noise of Governor Bevin’s pen as he signed into law a bill that toughens the punishment for drunk driving. Known as the Brianna Taylor Act, in honor of an Elizabethtown teenager who lost her life to a drunk driver, it was supported on both sides of the aisle. It was sponsored by two Democrats and one Republican, passed the Senate 35-1 and the House 98-0. The measure expands how far back the courts can consider a person’s history of prior […]


KY Traffic Offense Lawyer

There’s never a good time to see police cruiser lights in your rearview mirror. When a traffic stop results in an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI), the situation goes from being a minor inconvenience to a majorly serious life event. In the year 2013, almost 22,000 DUI arrests were made in Kentucky alone. A sentence upon conviction for even the first offense carries jail time, community service and a fine. Help yourself as soon as possible by following a few tips – and remember that a police officer […]


Ignition Interlock Kentucky

Senate Bill 133, commonly known as the DUI Interlock Bill, will take effect in late June, making Kentucky the 25th state to require breath-alcohol monitors in the vehicles of those who have been caught driving drunk. While the details vary among the states, the underlying goal of deterring drunk drivers is consistent. SB 133 compels repeat DUI offenders as well as first-time aggravated DUI offenders to purchase an ignition interlock for their vehicle in order to receive a hardship license that allows to them to drive to work and certain […]


If you haven’t celebrated your 21st birthday, it’s against the law for you to buy alcohol in Kentucky. The law says that you may not get your older brother to buy you a drink, you may not pay somebody to buy you a six-pack at the package store, and you certainly may not get behind the wheel of a vehicle with alcohol in your possession or with an appreciable amount your system. In trying to get that point across and in an attempt to identify every conceivable way in which […]