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DUI Defense

DUI Defense Attorneys in Lexington, KY

Providing Quality Legal Counsel for Over 50 Years

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Kentucky, you need competent legal representation right away. At Oakley & Oakley, our Lexington DUI defense attorneys have been fighting DUI charges for more than 50 years. We have built a reputation for excellence in the legal community and have developed the skills and knowledge necessary to help our clients.

DUI cases are highly complex and require an in-depth understanding of the law, procedures, and evidence that are specific to each case. Our legal team has the experience and skill to effectively challenge the prosecution's evidence, which can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of DUI laws and can use this knowledge to help you avoid conviction or minimize the consequences of a conviction.

Schedule your initial consultation with our Lexington DUI lawyers by calling (859) 636-0881 or contacting us online. We are available 24/7.

What Is the Penalty for a DUI in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, a DUI is a Class A misdemeanor, which means it carries a potential sentence of up to one year in jail and a $500 fine. The penalties for a DUI can increase if other circumstances are present, such as if there was an accident involved, if the driver was under 18, if the driver had a prior DUI conviction within the last five years, or if the driver had a minor in the vehicle at the time of the offense. There are also penalties for refusing a chemical test and for driving on a restricted license.

In addition to the penalties listed above, a DUI conviction will result in the loss of your driver's license. The length of the license suspension depends on several factors, including the circumstances of the offense and whether the driver has a prior DUI conviction. A first-time DUI conviction will result in a license suspension of 90 days, while a second or subsequent DUI conviction will result in a suspension of one year. In addition, the Department of Transportation will require the driver to complete an alcohol education program.

How Does a DUI Affect Insurance Rates?

A DUI conviction will result in increased insurance rates that will remain in effect for three years. The increase in the cost of insurance will depend on the circumstances of the offense and the driver's insurance history. A DUI conviction will result in an increase of 50 percent or more in the cost of insurance.

Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation

If you have been arrested for a DUI, you need a skilled legal advocate on your side. Our firm has the experience and knowledge to help you defend against the charges and minimize the consequences. We will work to challenge the evidence against you and can use our understanding of DUI laws to help you avoid conviction or minimize the penalties if you are convicted.

Have a Question?

  • What is Probable Cause?

    Probable cause is a legal term that is often misunderstood. Law enforcement must have probable cause to believe you committed a crime before they search or arrest someone.

    Probable cause is a particular and reasonable belief that an individual is:

    • committing a crime,
    • has committed a crime or
    • is about to commit a crime.

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  • What is a Criminal Defense Attorney and When do You Need One?

    A criminal defense attorney represents individuals who are under investigation for criminal activity. They represent clients who might be witnesses in a criminal case. They also represent individuals charged with crimes.

    If you or a family member has been arrested or is dealing with a criminal law matter, it is wise to consult a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

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  • How Your Criminal History Could Affect Your Current Case

    Your prior brushes with the law can have an enormous influence on your life. Once you pay your fines or serve jail time, you will likely have to face the additional collateral consequences of your conviction. Having a criminal conviction can prevent you from getting desirable jobs and living where you would like. What’s worse, your criminal history can influence a prosecutor’s decisions about new charges and can result in harsher punishments for subsequent convictions. If you have legal questions about a current criminal case, seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately.

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