About DUIs

In Kentucky you are statutorily considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol if your blood alcohol level is .08 and above for adults, .02 and above for those under the age of 21 and .04 and above for commercial drivers.  Its important to note that many factors affect your blood alcohol level including your weight, the amount of alcohol consumed and whether or not you have eaten.

You do not have to be under the influence of alcohol to receive a DUI. If you are operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, legal or illegal, you can be guilty of DUI.  Many times it is not the amount of drugs in your system, but simply their presence, that gives the local police enough evidence to charge you with a DUI.

These results, along with field sobriety tests, may also be used to help convict you of a DUI.  Even if you do not meet the statutory blood alcohol level to be automatically guilty of a DUI, (.08 for an adult) you can still be charged and convicted of at DUI if there is other evidence that suggest that you were operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

You do not need to be driving the vehicle in order to be convicted of a DUI in KY. You only need to be in physical control of the vehicle. You could be asleep in the car, but if you have access to the keys and the driver’s seat you can be convicted of DUI.

DUI’s can result in fines, jail time, driver’s license forfeiture and much more.

DUI law in Ky is governed by KRS 189A.

If you are charged with a DUI in Fayette (Lexington), Clark (Winchester), Madison (Richmond), Woodford (Versailles) or Jessamine (Nicholasville) or any other county surrounding Lexington, please feel free to give us a call!

 

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