DUI & Traffic Violations Lawyer in Louisville
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) or a traffic violation. At the Campisano Law Office, we defend people in Louisville and throughout the surrounding counties who face DUI charges or traffic violations.
Kentucky DUI attorney
Like most states, Kentucky takes matters involving DUI very seriously. Any adult age 21 or older who is 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 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.
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 a 90-day alcohol or substance abuse program
- A suspended license for 30 to 120 days
The penalties grow more severe with each subsequent DUI charge.
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 for quality legal counsel regarding your DUI offense.
Traffic violations in Kentucky
Speeding. Following too closely. Careless driving. These are dangerous and potentially expensive offenses. The best way to protect yourself in traffic court is with a skilled defense attorney by your side. Depending on your auto insurance carrier, even one moving violation against you is enough to raise your rates. Conviction of certain violations can result in having points added to your license. To reduce your points and avoid license suspension, you may be able to attend traffic school. However, you must be referred by the court and meet specific eligibility criteria:
- Your driver's license cannot currently be suspended
- You may only attend for minor traffic violations
- You may only attend once every 12 months
If the court refers you to traffic school and you accept, you are then required by the court to attend. Failure to attend could result in your suspension of your driver's license until you have completed the course.
Contact the Campisano Law Office today
When it really counts, you need an attorney you can trust — a skilled litigator who has the knowledge and experience to guide you through your Louisville criminal defense or family law matter. Call the Campisano Law Office at 502.220.4329 or contact us online to discuss your legal issue.