Restore Your Driving Record After A DUI
Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is a serious risk both to yourself and other people on the road. But if you’ve been charged with DUI or DWI, you deserve your day in court to fight the charges if they are unfounded, or to push for a favorable sentence in the event that you’re convicted.
Drunk driving is not just dangerous in the immediate sense — it can also threaten your livelihood and your career. Repeat offenders can have their driver’s licenses modified or revoked, making it very difficult to get to work and make a living.
The criminal defense attorneys at Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C., will help you mount a strong defense. We’ll work with you to seek reduced charges when possible, or a reduced sentence if the charges lead to a conviction. The most important thing is to make sure the punishment for a DUI is not disproportionate to the offense.
A Change In The Law May Affect Repeat Offenders
DUI convictions are especially problematic for drivers who have received multiple DUIs over a certain period of time. Until recently, the counter reset five years after a given driver’s first DUI offense. But in 2016, Kentucky law changed so that DUIs are counted for up to 10 years, instead of five.
The state’s court system has not yet settled on how this affects people with DUIs on their records before the law changed. Many prosecutors are arguing that the new law applies retroactively to anyone who received a DUI in the five years prior to 2016. But it is our law firm’s position that the new law only applies to offenders apprehended after the law changed.
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The lawyers at Michael L. Hawkins & Associates, P.L.L.C., provide a wide array of legal services to clients in Frankfort and throughout Kentucky.