Traffic Violations in Kentucky
Experienced Bowling Green Criminal Defense Lawyer
Smith & Wilcutt, LLC has guided clients through the Kentucky criminal
justice system for nearly 20 years. Our firm is committed to providing
personal, informative, and aggressive representation. If you have been
charged with a traffic violation, we can gather evidence and build your
case. Traffic violations can lead to severe penalties, and it is important
to put an experienced legal advocate on your side.
Contact us today to speak with our knowledgeable Bowling Green criminal defense attorney.
Common Types of Traffic Violations & Penalties in Kentucky
In general, there are 2 types of traffic violations – moving and
non-moving. Moving violations include things like reckless driving, speeding,
running red lights, driving under the influence (DUI), operating a vehicle
without a driver’s license or with a suspended license, and other
violations of federal and state traffic laws. On the other hand, non-moving
violations often involve things like parking violations.
In Kentucky, more serious traffic violations include:
- Reckless driving
- Speeding more than 15 miles per hour over the speed limit
- Recklessly changing lanes
- Driving without regard to the safety of others
Penalties for traffic violations may include fines, license suspension,
and prison time for more serious offenses. Those convicted may also have
to complete driving school and community service. In addition, hit and
run drivers, vehicular homicide defendants, and repeat DUI offenders may
face felony charges. Those charged with a misdemeanor traffic offense
may face up to a year in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines, while
those facing felony charges may be subject to longer prison sentences.
Tenacious Representation for Clients Charged with DUI
In the state of Kentucky, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content
(BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Drivers convicted of a DUI may face harsh
penalties, which may be increased by refusing to take a breath, blood, or urine
Bowling Green DUI attorney can passionately uphold your rights in court and provide informative assistance
as you seek to lessen or drop the charges.
Dedicated Representation for Clients Facing Traffic Violations
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony traffic violation,
a conviction can have lasting negative consequences on your life. That
is why Smith & Wilcutt, LLC provides aggressive legal services to
clients who have been arrested and charged with a traffic violation. Our
criminal defense lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to determine the
facts, and represent your case in court.
Contact our firm
today for a free initial consultation.