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Defending You Against DUI Charges In Western Kentucky

A DUI conviction can have a devastating impact on your life. In addition to heavy fines and having your driver's license suspended, you may also pay high-risk insurance rates for years into the future. If you have a commercial driver's license or need to operate a motor vehicle as a part of your work, you may lose your job.

I am attorney Kevin Olsen. As a former felony prosecutor for the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in McCracken County, I understand the difference between what the state can charge and what the state can prove. Just because you have been charged with DUI doesn't mean the state can prove the charges. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Understanding The Evidence Against You And Building A Drunk Driving Defense

In Kentucky, police officers may administer a preliminary breath test (PBT) at side of road. However, pursuant to the Kentucky Revised Statutes, the results of the PBT are not admissible at trial. The PBT results cannot be used against you.

Have you been arrested for DUI? After your arrest and prior to a blood, breath, or urine test being administered, you will have an opportunity to call a defense lawyer. During that phone call I will attempt to give you information that may help you decide on how best to proceed. My office accepts phone calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There are many defenses in DUI cases:

  • For the police to stop your vehicle, certain criteria must be met. As your attorney, I can look into the circumstances behind your traffic stop to see if your case would benefit from filing a Motion to Suppress. Should a court grant your Motion to Suppress and rule that the stop was in violation of your constitutional rights, the evidence may be excluded leaving the commonwealth with little choice but to amend or dismiss your charges.
  • Field sobriety tests must follow standardized rules. If police administered your test improperly, the results can be very unreliable. I know the procedures officers are supposed to follow when administering field sobriety tests, and can investigate how best to challenge their evidentiary value.

Make Sure You Have A Lawyer At Your Side. Call For A Free Lawyer Consultation.

If you have been charged with a DUI, talking to police may not help your case and could end up hurting you. There is no charge for your initial consultation with me, lawyer Kevin Olsen. To schedule an appointment, call my Paducah, Kentucky, law office at 888-560-3989 or contact me online.

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Olsen & Oliver, PLLC
806 Clark Street
Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-908-0088
Toll Free: 888-560-3989
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