A person convicted in Kentucky of driving under the influence first offense can have his license suspended from 30 to 120 days. The vast majority of cases are resolved with a defendant receiving a 30 day suspension. Legislation now pending in the Kentucky Legislature would increase the minimum suspension to 6 to 9 months. Person's convicted will also be required to install an interlock device in their automobiles and pay the rental cost associated with this device. Of course, all of this is in addition to fines, costs, service fees and the expense of the alcohol education program.
Now, more than ever, defendants need to retain aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorneys to represent them in DUI cases. At a minimum, attorneys need to file motions for discovery in every case to determine whether any errors have been made by the government that would benefit a defendant.