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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) 712-7365 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.

Get a Free DUI Case Evaluation in Lexington

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?

  • Questions to Ask a Criminal Defense Lawyer During a Free Consultation

    When you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent you, it can be challenging to know what you are looking for. Obviously, you want your lawyer to be experienced, attentive, and personable. After all, who you hire matters. That is why it is so important you are prepared when you meet with an attorney for a free consultation. Knowing which questions to ask and what answers to look for can help you weed out the lawyers who might not be a good fit and zero in on the attorneys who will do an excellent job defending you. But many people who are in search of a lawyer are doing so for the first time. They have never been arrested or summoned to a courtroom before. Knowing where to even begin can be stressful in and of itself. To help you navigate the challenging process of hiring the right lawyer, here are several questions you might want to ask during a free consultation.

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  • How to Know if You Hired a Good or Bad Criminal Defense Attorney

    If you are accused of a crime or you are under investigation for a crime, you have the right to legal counsel. It does not matter whether you face drug crime charges, DUI charges, or weapons charges. The United States Constitution guarantees you the right to consult with a criminal defense lawyer. Never give up or waive your right to counsel when facing criminal charges in Kentucky. Always exercise your right to consult with a lawyer before answering questions or giving the police a statement.

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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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