How does Kentucky penalize repeat DUI offenders?

If you find yourself pulled over and subsequently charged with drinking and driving in Kentucky after an earlier driving under the influence conviction, the penalties you face tend to intensify. Per the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety, you may face a serious charge if the law enforcement official who pulls you over administers a breath test and your blood-alcohol content registers above 0.08 percent. The same is true if you are under 21, and your BAC registers above 0.02 percent.

As you might imagine, the penalties associated with drinking and driving become harsher with each conviction. If you are over 21 and convicted of this offense for a second time within five years in the state of Kentucky, you can expect to pay somewhere between $200 and $500 in fines and serve between two and 30 days behind bars. You can also prepare for a 90-day alcohol or substance abuse treatment program as part of your punishment, and the court may also order you to submit to between 48 hours and 30 days of community service. Furthermore, you face a revocation of your license for a period of somewhere between 30 and 120 days.

If you find yourself convicted of a third Kentucky DUI within a five-year period, your fine grows to somewhere between $500 and $1,000, and the amount of time you must serve behind bars extends to somewhere between 30 days and one year. You may also have to perform between 10 days and one year of community service, have your license revoked for anywhere between two and three years and take part in a full year of alcohol or substance abuse treatment.

If convicted for a fourth time within five years since the date of your initial infraction, you are committing a Class D Felony. Your jail sentence will be, at minimum, 120 days without the possibility of probation, and you must also take part in a year-long substance abuse treatment program. Your license revocation period also extends to 60 months.

This information about Kentucky’s repeat DUI offender penalties intends to inform you, but please do not consider it a replacement for legal advice. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact our attorneys today We Are Ready To Listen

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Gatlin Voelker,PLLC

Gatlin Voelker, PLLC
2500 Chamber Center Dr.
Ste. 203
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

Phone: 859-905-0946
Fax: 888-456-9179
Map & Directions

Call : 859-781-9100