Is There Really a Defense for DUI in Louisville or Shepherdsville?

Is There Really a Defense for DUI in Louisville or Shepherdsville

Is there really a defense for DUI in Louisville or Shepherdsville Kentucky?  How can an experienced criminal defense attorney make a difference in your first DUI?  What if this isn’t your first DUI?

My name is John Schmidt and I have represented individuals facing criminal charges and other legal matters in Louisville, Shepherdsville, Mount Washington, Shelbyville, Taylorsville, Radcliff, Elizabethtown, or Jeffersontown Kentucky for more than 25 years. There is absolutely the ability to mount a strong defense and have an impact on the not only the charges you may ultimately face but the penalties associated with those offenses as well.  This is especially true in a DUI case.

Any DUI charge can have a tremendous impact on your life, both now and in the months and years to come.  This isn’t just about the loss of driving privileges for some period of time, or even the amount of time you may spend in jail.  Those are important issues, to be sure.  However, the impact of a DUI can affect your employment (now, and in the future) as well as matters involving child custody and visitation. A DUI will affect everything from the application for a job to the cost of your car insurance.

Is there really a defense for DUI in Louisville or the surrounding counties?  Absolutely.  My work as your criminal defense attorney can have a substantial impact on not only the charges and consequences you may face, but the quality of your life going forward. Will DUI diversion be available in your case?

It doesn’t matter how guilty you may feel or even the evidence you may think stands against you.  There are a lot of mistakes law enforcement can make at every step in the process.  I have successfully defended DUI cases involving officers who weren’t certified to conduct the test, resulting in dismissal of the charges.  This is why it is important for you to call me, immediately, at (502) 509-1490 for a free, substantive consultation.

Just pleading guilty and taking the consequences can and will have a tremendous impact on your life for the next 10 years (and beyond).  This is especially true if there were any “aggravating” circumstances such as causing an accident involving injury or the loss of life, traveling more than 30 mph over the posted speed limit, refusing to submit to DUI testing, transporting a child under 12 at the time of the stop, having a high concentration of alcohol at testing (above .15) or driving the wrong direction on the road.

As your DUI defense attorney we work to investigate and/or challenge every step of the process.  How was the stop and DUI testing conducted?  Was there any issue with certifications, the equipment or testing involved with your alleged DUI?  We mount a challenge to the charges you face seeking an outright dismissal or a reduction in the charges you face and associated consequences.

Is there really a defense for DUI in Louisville, Shepherdsville or the surrounding towns and counties?

Yes. Absolutely.  Especially if this is your first offense.

If you go on your own and plead guilty you will face a fine of $250 to $500, a license suspension of 30 to 120 days, imprisonment of between 2 days and 30 days and 90 days of an alcohol or substance abuse program.  If you had any of the “aggravating” circumstances listed above jail time is to be doubled.  We work to negotiate reduced charges, especially on a first offense.

Is there really a defense for DUI in Louisville or any of the surround towns or counties?  Yes, if you do not plead guilty at arraignment.  There are several additional steps you can take to reduce your exposure to the highest penalties and minimize the impact of jail time and even the suspension of your license.

You deserve a strong defense for any DUI.  If this is your first DUI we will work with you to challenge each step and seek reduced charges and/or consequences.  If you have had a DUI in the previous ten years you will need an experienced DUI criminal defense attorney to protect your interests and work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

We invite you to contact us via e-mail, schedule an appointment or call us today at (502) 509-1490 to get the advice and aggressive criminal defense you need and deserve.  At the Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates we bring more than 25 years of experience to your side of the equation, and work hard to achieve a much better outcome in your case than you can or will accomplish on your own.