Michael J. Thompson, Attorney at Law

SE Habla EspaƱol

270-605-0441 Local
866-397-7788 Toll Free

Drunk Driving Archives

Police officers watch for signs of impaired driving

The holiday season is here, which means that there will be parties everywhere. It is imperative that anyone who is going to go out and consume alcohol takes steps to ensure they are able to make it home safely. This means not driving themselves to the party since drunk driving is illegal and can lead to criminal charges.

An alleged drunk driver involved in a crash faces a tough road

Drunk driving is a serious criminal charge, even when nothing else happens before you get stopped. If you are involved in an accident and are found to be intoxicated, you are likely going to face more serious charges. There are several things that happen when you are involved in a wreck when you've been drinking and driving.

Prepare for social events that will involve alcohol

The hot summer days and warm nights are going to give way to cooler air soon. This means that it is the perfect weather for bonfires. For many adults, these social gatherings come with the presence of alcoholic beverages, such as beer. If you are planning on enjoying a drink or two when you are by the fire, make sure that you have a plan to make it home.

Drunk driving penalties are serious in Kentucky

Driving after consuming alcohol is illegal in Kentucky. All drivers should be aware of this already, but it is sometimes tempting to think that you aren't impaired enough for it to impact your ability to drive. What you might not think about is that being caught driving drunk can lead to some very serious legal penalties, even if you think you are able to drive safely.

Reasonable suspicion is a wide open legal concept

On the Independence Day holiday and the days after it, police officers will be on heightened alert for drunk drivers. In an ideal world, anyone who has had one or more alcoholic beverages will find a designated driver to take them home. Unfortunately, this isn't how life always works.

Wrongfully charged with a DUI? Start fighting the charge today

Many people don't think about the consequences they are facing if they are caught driving drunk. Some people might think that they can handle their alcohol and fail to make suitable plans for getting home after a night of partying. This can prove to be a life-altering situation, but it isn't the only one that might lead to drunk driving charges.

Kentucky ranks third in the country for binge drinkers

A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. It cites Kentucky as having the third highest binge-drinking rate in the country. It's estimated that the average binge drinker annually consumes 652 drinks per person.

Michael J. Thompson, Attorney at Law

16360 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Oak Grove, KY 42262
Map and Directions

Phone: 270-605-0441
Toll Free: 866-397-7788
Fax: 270-439-1177

Back To Top