Archive for the ‘DUI’ Category

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 […]

Yes, especially if the police officer saw you driving, and you tested positive for alcohol in your system. You should hire an attorney for help in this situation. If you (or a loved one) have been arrested for DUI in Kentucky or in the Lexington area in particular, call my office at (859) 685-1055 for a free consultation.

Sometimes. Bail conditions are set by a judge. In Kentucky, a person arrested for DUI (1st Offense) may be required to post a cash bond in the amount of $500, released upon the signature of a 3rd party and a $25 fee only, released upon his or her own recognizance, or may be required to fulfill other conditions – it is up to the judge. A person arrested for DUI (2nd Offense) or DUI (3rd Offense) may be required to pay a much greater amount of money in order to […]