If you are a truck driver with a commercial driver’s license (“CDL”), then you already know that a DUI conviction can put you out of work. Because of your special status on the road, Kentucky law also imposes a lower per se BAC of 0.04 for drivers operating with a CDL.
Drivers under the age of 21 also have special status on the road. A BAC of 0.02 is the per se limit for those not yet old enough to purchase alcohol legally. Additionally, the penalties for under 21 DUI are different than they are for regular DUI.
Police receive specific training when it comes to identifying and charging motorcyclists with DUI. Your attorney should know what the differences are between a motorcycle traffic stop and one involving a car. For example, there are 24 initial visual “cues” or clues that officers are trained to look for in a motor vehicle DUI, but only 14 in motorcycle DUIs.
Boats present unique issues when it comes to DUI law. While the elements of a boating DUI offense are similar to a motor vehicle DUI, the potential penalties are different. Kentucky case law is relatively sparse in the area of watercraft DUI compared to regular DUI, which your attorney should be aware of and know how to use to your advantage.
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