Elizabethtown, KY DUI Arrest Attorneys Protect Your Driving Privileges

Our criminal lawyers have experience with cases involving questionable automobile stops and searches by police

A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) has serious consequences in Kentucky. For one thing, your driver’s license is likely to be suspended, which can make life extremely uncomfortable if you rely on your vehicle to get to work. A large fine and jail time are also possible. But DUI law is an area where a skilled Elizabethtown DUI attorney may be able to defeat the charges and save you from incurring the penalties.

In the State of Kentucky, the penalties for driving under the influence include:

  • Suspension of driver’s license
  • A fine
  • Time in jail
  • Mandatory alcohol and substance abuse counseling
  • Community service

For each subsequent DUI conviction, the amount and duration of each of the above penalties is increased.

Elizabethtown, KY DUI 1st offense

  • Driver’s license suspended for a term of 30 to 120 days
  • A fine of in the amount of $200 to $500
  • 2 to 30 days in jail (with up to four additional days if there are aggravating conditions)
  • 90 days in an alcohol or substance abuse program
  • 48 hours to 30 days of community service labor

Elizabethtown, KY DUI 2nd offense

  • Driver’s license suspended for a term of 12 to 18 months
  • A fine in the amount of $350 to $500
  • Seven days to six months in jail (with up to 14 extra days if there are aggravating conditions)
  • One year in an alcohol or substance abuse program
  • 10 days to six months of community service labor

Elizabethtown, KY DUI 3rd offense

  • Driver’s license suspended for a term of 24 to 36 months
  • A fine in the amount of $500 to $1,000
  • 30 days to 12 months in jail (with up to 60 extra days if there are aggravating conditions)
  • One year in an alcohol or substance abuse program
  • 10 days to 12 months of community service labor

Elizabethtown, KY DUI 4th offense

  • Class D felony
  • Driver’s license suspended for 60 months
  • Minimum of 120 days in jail with no probation (with up to 240 extra days if there are aggravating conditions)
  • One year in an alcohol or substance abuse program

Call our DUI attorneys in Elizabethtown, KY for help defending your case

Initial consultations with our Elizabethtown DWI attorneys are always free and confidential. Please contact us online or call our office at 270-765-2000 to discuss how we may be able to help you.