DUI 1st Offense Penalties in Kentucky

Under State law in Kentucky, you can be arrested and charged with a first offense DUI, regardless of the percentage amount of alcohol/drugs appearing in your blood, breath, or urine test(s), if you are found guilty of driving while impaired.

A BAC level of .08% or above, also allows for a person to be arrested, based upon the “per se” law, and to be charged with a first offense DUI in the state of Kentucky.

First Offense Penalties for Kentucky DUI may include:

  • A fine between $200 – $500
  • Service charge of $375
  • Two to thirty days in jail

For a first DUI offense, it may be possible for your attorney to negotiate two to thirty days of community service in lieu of all or part of the fine, and/or jail sentence. However, if the court finds you guilty of aggravating circumstances, even in a first offense DUI, a minimum sentence of four days in jail will be imposed.

In addition, if you are a first-time offender, and aggravating circumstances are involved, the court can suspend your driver’s license for 30 – 120 days. If you are found guilty, you will also be required to attend, and successfully complete a state-approved counseling program.

A first time offender under the age of 21 who is found guilty can be fined $100-$500, have their license revoked one to six months, and be required to successfully complete a state approved alcohol assessment program.

Dickman law firm has the experience and expertise you need if you have been arrested for a DUI offense. DUI first offense penalties can be harsh. Hire a Kentucky DUI lawyer to assist you with your case.

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