DEFENDING DRUNK DRIVING CHARGES IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY
As soon as you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced and dedicated DUI attorney. DUI charges are not only very serious, they can be extremely stressful, upsetting and even humiliating. If you have been arrested for DUI, you are probably wondering what will happen to your car, your license, your driving privileges and your record.
The sooner you speak with a lawyer who knows exactly how to handle these types of cases, the sooner your case can be evaluated and your defense can be built. The DUI Defense team at The Brunk Firm, PLLC can provide an aggressive defense to individuals throughout Northern Kentucky who have been charged with drunk driving.
Your initial consultation with the Northern Kentucky DUI Attorneys at The Brunk Firm, PLLC is free. We welcome you to call us at (859) 415-9528 or to contact us online for your free case evaluation. Don’t accept a plea bargain or submit to questioning without at least first consulting with an Attorney.
The Anatomy of a Northern Kentucky DUI Arrest
The DUI process begins when a Northern Kentucky law enforcement officer spots a driver who has violated a traffic law or appears to be swerving or showing some other indication of intoxication. After pulling the driver over to the side of the road, the officer will look for outward signs that may indicate that the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and the smell of alcohol are examples of what the officer may look for. The next step will be to ask the driver to perform one or more field sobriety tests, and depending upon the driver's performance on these the officer may make an DUI arrest. After the arrest, the driver will be asked to perform a breath test or blood test to determine his or her blood alcohol concentration. The final step would be charging the driver with DUI, and this is usually based the result the breath or blood test showed.
It is important to understand every step of the Northern Kentucky DUI process, as your attorney can use any errors or mistakes made during this process to your advantage in building your defense strategy. For example, an improperly administered breath test or an unlawful police stop may be grounds to alter the course of your case. Please visit the following pages for mor information on a specific DUI topic:
What is DUI (Driving Under the Influence)?
DUI is most often a misdemeanor offense in Kentucky and involves a driver operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. To be considered “under the influence” under Kentucky drunk driving law, the driver must have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater or must have physical/mental abilities that are impaired due to alcohol and/or drugs. To prove that a driver was operating a motor vehicle under the influence, law enforcement and the County Attorney will use performance on field sobriety tests and the outcome of a breathalyzer test or blood test that was administered after the driver’s arrest.
Why Hire a Northern Kentucky DUI Attorney
A person arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) may wonder what benefits come with hiring a private criminal defense attorney to handle their case. Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to simply accept the plea bargain the prosecuting attorney has offered? What are the advantages of involving an attorney as early as possible?
With over two decades of experience in criminal law, the attorneys at The Brunk Firm, PLLC understand how to to work for clients and defend their interests.. There are a multitude of reasons why a person should consider consulting a DUI Defense attorney as soon as possible in the wake of an arrest. An attorney can investigating all aspects of your charges, including independently analyzing the breath or blood test that was administered upon your arrest. Your attorney can review police reports, talk to witnesses and work with experts in forensic evidence in order to begin building your case. And this is just the beginning. By aggressively representing your interests in court, your lawyer can work to minimize penalties and help you avoid a conviction altogether.
The Attorneys at The Brunk Firm, PLLC offer free initial consultation to discuss your case and inform you of exactly what they can do to help you with your case. Contact the Northern Kentucky DUI attorneys at The Brunk Firm, PLLC today!
Whether this is your first DUI offense or you are multiple offender, whether your DUI is for drunk driving or driving while impaired from drugs, the most important step you can take is to put your case in the hands of a Northern Kentucky Attorney who has the knowhow, experience, and skills to get results. A DUI is a legal and a criminal matter, which is why we strongly advise you to consult with our Northern Kentucky DUI attorney. Our firm has helped innumerable clients effectively fight DUI charges in Kenton County, Boone County, Campbell County, Gallatin County, and Pendelton County of Northern Kentucky. We can help you, too.
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