First DUI Offenses Defense Lawyer
The first and best thing you can do after being charged with driving under the influence is get information. No one plans a DUI/DWI or prepares in advance. You may be anxious, and you probably have questions:
- Is jail a possibility?
- What will happen to my driving privileges?
- Is it possible to get my DUI charges reduced or dismissed?
- What do I do next?
A DUI, especially a first DUI, is a critical moment. The first thing you should know is that a second DUI will result in loss of your license for a year, so it’s imperative to avoid a first one. Furthermore, a conviction can damage your job prospects, your driving history, your insurance rates, your reputation and your finances. You need an experienced DUI attorney.
I am Gary Stewart, attorney at law, and I have more than 25 years of experience in the Commonwealth of Kentucky defending clients against DUI charges. Call 502-694-7243 when you need help.
Consequences For Even A First DUI Are Harsh
Kentucky takes driving under the influence quite seriously. Penalties for a first-offense DUI include:
- A $200 to $500 fine
- Up to 30 days in jail
- 90 days in an alcohol or substance abuse program
- 30- to 120-day driver’s license suspension
- Possible 48 hours’ to 30 days’ community labor
I have extensive experience in all types of DUI cases, ranging from first-time offenses to repeat and felony DUIs. Whether your case involves a high blood-alcohol concentration (BAC), a commercial driver’s license or being underage, I have experience in the Jefferson County courts that can be invaluable to you.
Louisville First DUI Offenses Defense Attorney
No two DUI cases are the same. I’ll listen carefully to your story, I’ll explain how the law applies, and I’ll give you specific and candid answers, and an honest assessment of your case.
I can build an aggressive defense using my knowledge of DUI law, Breathalyzer and sobriety tests, and law enforcement procedure and my experience with the prosecutor and the local court system.
Our goal is to get the case dismissed — failing that, a reduction to less serious charges. I am not afraid to take your case to trial when it is in your best interests.