DUI Lawyers in Louisville, KY

If you are like most Americans, you spend a significant amount of time in your car. This increases your odds of being charged with an offense like driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or a traffic violation.

At the Campisano Law Office, we defend people who face DUI and DWI charges as well as traffic violations in Louisville and throughout the surrounding counties.

Kentucky DUI attorney

Like most states, Kentucky takes matters involving DUI very seriously. Any adult age 21 or older caught driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher can be arrested and charged with DUI. Under Kentucky's implied consent law, all charged drivers are required to submit to a breath, urine or blood test at the request of a police officer. Failure to comply can result in suspension of your driver's license. You may also be held accountable for your refusal — even if you are found innocent of driving under the influence.

Potential DUI penalties

Even a first-time DUI offense carries serious penalties such as:

  • A $200 to $500 fine
  • Up to 30 days of community service
  • Anywhere from two to 30 days in jail
  • Completion of an alcohol or substance abuse program
  • A suspended license for 30 to 120 days

The penalties grow more severe with each subsequent DUI charge when each offense is within a period of five years.

For example, the penalties for a second DUI offense are the following:

  • Seven days  to six months in jail (minimum 14 days if aggravated DUI)
  • A $350 to $500 fine
  • License suspension for 12 to 18 months
  • Alcohol or drug treatment program for one year
  • From 10 days to six months of community labor

A third DUI offense carries the following penalties:

  • From 30 days to 12 months in jail
  • A  $500 to $1,000 fine
  • Alcohol or drug treatment program for one year
  • License suspension for 24 to 36 months
  • From 10 days to 12 months of community labor

A fourth DUI offense carries these penalties:

  • Class D felony charges
  • Minimum imprisonment for 120 days without probation
  • Alcohol or drug treatment program for one year
  • License suspension for 60 months

Kentucky DUI laws are complex. Do not risk losing your driving privileges or your freedom. Whether this is your first offense or one of many, we can help.

Contact the Campisano Law Office today

When it really counts, you need an attorney you can trust — a skilled litigator with the knowledge and experience to guide you through your DUI or DWI case. Call the Campisano Law Office in Louisville, KY at 502.220.4329 or contact us online to discuss your legal issue.