Have You or Someone You Care About Been Charged With a DUI?

For many, being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a frightening introduction to the legal system. DUI clients come from all walks of life, ages, and all socio-economic levels. If you or someone you care about is facing a DUI charge, here's some information you'll want to know:

What do I do now?

The first thing you should do is contact an attorney. An attoney can review the case for defects, move to suppress evidence, compel discovery, have blood samples independently analyzed, negotiate with the prosecutor, obtain expert witnesses for trial, and contest the administrative license suspension, among other things.

What penalties am I facing?

If you are convicted of a DUI, you could be facing jail time, loss of license and a fine. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

First Offense Within a Five Year Period

  • $200 - 500 Fine

  • 2 to 30 Days in Jail

  • 90 Days of Alcohol or Substance Abuse Program

  • 30 to 120 Day License Suspension

  • Possible 48 Hours - 30 Days Community Labor

Second Offense Within a Five Year Period

  • $350-500 Fine

  • 7 Days - 6 Months in Jail

  • 1 Year of Alcohol or Substance Abuse Treatment

  • 12 to 18 Month License Suspension

  • 10 Days-6 Months Community Labor

Third Offense Within a Five Year Period

  • $500 - 1,000 Fine

  • 30 Days-12 Months Jail

  • 1 Year of Alcohol or Substance Abuse Treatment

  • 24 to 36 Month License Suspension

  • 10 Days-12 Months Community Labor

Fourth Offense Within a Five Year Period

  • Class D Felony

  • Minimum Term 120 Days Imprisonment Without Probation

  • 1 Year of Alcohol or Substance Abuse Treatment

  • 60 Month License Suspension

How much do you charge?

Many wonder if it is worth it to hire an attorney to defend against a DUI charge. When your liberty and privilige to drive is at risk, the advice of an attorney is essential. As a former Sheriff's Deputy, I am in the unique position to understand both applicable law and defenses as well as police procedure.

My fee is neither the most expensive nor least expensive you will encounter. I charge a flat fee for DUI defense, which includes case analysis, investigation, all court hearings, suppression hearings if necessary, and negotiations with the prosecutor up to trial so you know exactly how much the defense costs and are not hit with surprise charges later. In addition, I offer a free 30 minute consultation so you have the chance to see how you could benefit from hiring a DUI attorney.

I'm available to my clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text, email, or visit. Call or text me at 270-293-5944 or email me at chris@hendrickslawoffice.com if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment. My initial consultation is free.

I serve clients in Wickliffe and Ballard County; Princeton and Caldwell County; Murray and Calloway County; Bardwell and Carlisle County; Hopkinsville and Christian County; Fulton, Hickman and Fulton County; Mayfield and Graves County; Clinton and Hickman County; Smithland and Livingston County; Eddyville and Lyon County; Paducah and McCracken County; Benton and Marshall County and Cadiz and Trigg County.

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