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When you need protection from the consequences of a DUI charge

Imagine having to get to school or to work in Bowling Green without a driver's license. How would you get to the store or to a doctor's appointment if you could not drive? Sure, public transportation, taxicabs or some of your friends might offer some help, but they can be expensive, and, let’s face it, your friends certainly do not offer the same convenience and reliability as walking out your front door and getting behind the wheel of your car.

Law would require ignition lock device in Kentucky after two DUIs

After a DUI conviction, one of the most invasive types of punishment that a court has the ability to hand down is the requirement that an ignition interlock device be installed on the vehicle driven by the person convicted. In its most basic description, the device contains a breathalyzer which must be used whenever the driver tries to start the vehicle. If the breathalyzer detects that the blood alcohol concentration of the operator's breath exceeds .02 alcohol concentration, the ignition will not activate. Not only will the vehicle not start, but failure to do the test or failing the test, automatically notifies law enforcement of the violation. The Kentucky Code addresses these requirements.

What are the consequences of a second Kentucky DUI conviction?

The consequences of a conviction for driving in Kentucky while under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants can have an effect on your life for years after the case is over. The criminal record associated with a misdemeanor or felony drunk driving charge conviction can hurt your ability to get or keep a job, and it can result in increased auto insurance rates. It can also affect the penalties a court may impose for a subsequent drunk driving offense.

Police can make mistakes that can affect your DUI/DWI defense

One of the defining characteristics of human beings is their capacity to make mistakes. Police officers are not perfect, and they can commit errors during a traffic stop that can have serious implications for you if you are charged with a DUI offense.

Kentucky law enforcement warns drunk drivers during holidays

National holidays are a time for celebration in Kentucky, and for many the act of celebrating includes drinking alcoholic beverages, sometimes to excess. Holidays such as Memorial Day, The Fourth of July and Labor Day may see even more of this behavior as families and friends enjoy the activities of the warmer months of the year.

Kentucky man driving with child arrested for DUI

When a serious offense is committed on the road, it can result in license suspension or revocation, fines and even a jail sentence. Drunk driving is just one of these types of charges one can face on the roadways of Kentucky and across the country. Incidents resulting in a collision of some kind or incidents where lives are endangered, especially children, can bring more serious charges to those involved.

Resisting police on a DUI charge only leads to multiple offenses

It has been said that “The first rule when you find yourself in a hole is, ‘stop digging.’” Of course, many people panic when they are involved in a car accident or when they are being investigated by police at a traffic stop. Naturally, the very first instinct might be to run away from the scene or to resist arrest or even to become combative with police officers. Giving into these impulses, however, only makes things far worse for defendants.

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