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I Have Been Pulled Over for DUI – What Happens Next?

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It is not uncommon for drivers in Kentucky to be pulled over by police officers from time to time – mostly on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, most people have no idea what to do – and what not to do – in such a scenario. As a… Read More »

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Drinking & Driving Around the Holidays

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Impaired driving around the holidays continues to be a problem in Kentucky. Over the last five years, 25 fatalities involving drunk driving occurred around Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the state. How You can Contribute to Safe Driving During Holidays As a driver, you can be proactive in keeping yourself and your loved… Read More »

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Types of Chemical Tests For DUI

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At the time of a DUI arrest in Kentucky, law enforcement will use a chemical test to determine the amount of alcohol present in your bloodstream. This test will be conducted after an arrest, either at the police station or in the hospital, and the prosecution can use the results of this test as… Read More »

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I Was in An Accident with a Semi-Truck: Who Can I Sue?

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

Commercial trucking companies are in the business of delivering goods to businesses across the United States. Because they’re required to drive such great distances, accidents are common. These are vehicles that can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds with a full load, so the match-up with a standard car or truck is never an… Read More »

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GERD Defense for DUI in KY

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

You are out with your friends at a bar/restaurant one night, and on your way home, you are pulled over by the police. The police suspect that you were driving drunk, and they ask you to take a breathalyzer test. You are not too worried, because all you had to drink was a glass… Read More »

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What Should I Do if I’m Stopped for Drunk Driving in KY?

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

Being pulled over for drunk driving can be a very unsettling experience, especially if this is your first time. Getting stopped by the police is always stressful, and if you have been drinking, you may be facing some very harsh consequences. How you deal with the police when you are stopped is absolutely crucial,… Read More »

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What Makes a DUI Aggravated in KY?

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a serious criminal offense that can carry harsh and lasting consequences. In Kentucky, the severity of the penalties for DUI are dependent on two main factors; the number of prior convictions the defendant has, and whether or not there were certain factors that make… Read More »

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Supreme Court Rules Police Can Order Blood Drawn from Unconscious DUI Suspects

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

At the end of June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that could impact the constitutional rights of individuals who are suspected of drunk driving. In a narrow 5-4 ruling, the Court upheld a Wisconsin court ruling allowing police to draw blood from an unconscious DUI suspect without a warrant and without the… Read More »

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What are the Major Changes with the New Kentucky DUI Laws?

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

In March of 2019, Kentucky governor Matt Bevin signed into law a bill that would require first-time DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device (IID) into their vehicle or face stricter penalties. Under the current law, only repeat offenders and first-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15 or above are… Read More »

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I Am Arrested for DUI in Another State, How Does That Impact My KY Driver’s License?

By Ron Aslam Law Office |

If you live in Kentucky but get a DUI in another state, you’re in a complicated situation. This can be much more serious than getting charged for DUI in your hometown. Unlike a speeding ticket, which you can pay through the mail or have an attorney fight on your behalf while you stay at… Read More »