Traffic Violations in Kentucky
Advocating for Those Charged With a Traffic Ticket
Smith & Wilcutt, LLC has guided clients through the Kentucky criminal justice system for over 25 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 traffic ticket 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.
How Long Do Traffic Violations Stay on Your Record in Kentucky?
According to the law, driver record history must exist for five years with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Any driving points set are removed two years from the date of the crime, not the date of the citation. Hence, the traffic violation will remain on the driver for five years.
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 test. Our Bowling Green 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 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.