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DUI Penalties In Kentucky

Last updated on May 30, 2024

When drivers are convicted of the offense of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), they end up suffering from criminal penalties that affect their freedom, their finances and their driving privileges.

If you were arrested for DUI and are now facing criminal charges, our Bowling Green criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Dwight Burton, PLLC, can help you understand the potential penalties and assist you in drawing up the appropriate defense plan.

With attorney Dwight Burton’s help, you may be able to avoid being convicted and hit with penalties, or you may be able to get your penalties dramatically reduced. The penalties that you are facing will depend on your DUI history. There may also be certain factors that can result into enhanced penalties. While we provide general DUI penalty information below, it is important to consult with an attorney so you can get the clearest understanding of what your potential repercussions and defense options are.

Penalties Based On DUI History

Here are Kentucky’s DUI penalties, as outlined by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

First DUI

  • 2 to 30 days of jail time
  • Fine of $200 to $500
  • Driver’s license suspension for 30 to 120 days
  • Alcohol/substance abuse program for 90 days
  • Possibility of 48 hours to 30 days of community labor

Second DUI within five years

  • 7 days to 6 months of jail time
  • Fine of $350 to $500
  • Driver’s license suspension for 12 to 18 months
  • Alcohol/substance abuse treatment for 1 year
  • 10 days to 6 months of community labor

Third DUI within five years

  • 30 days to 1 year in jail
  • Fine of $500 to $1,000
  • Driver’s license suspension for 2 to 3 years
  • Alcohol/substance abuse treatment for 1 year
  • 10 days to 1 year of community labor

Fourth DUI within five years (class D felony)

  • 120 days to 5 years of imprisonment without probation
  • Fine of $1,000 to $10,000
  • Driver’s license suspension for 5 years
  • Alcohol/substance abuse treatment for 1 year

Talk To Us About Your Case Today

Contact the Law Office of Dwight Burton, PLLC, for help protecting your rights in your DUI case. We offer private case evaluations. Call 270-238-1929 today!