We finally had the opportunity to again try a DUI case to a jury in Campbell County, Kentucky last week. Attorneys Michael Bouldin and Kristopher Nevels were able to secure an acquittal on all charges following a one day jury trial.
The defendant was charged with DUI, operating a motor vehicle while impaired, under KRS 189A.010 first offense in Kentucky. He was facing up to $500 fine, $275 DUI service fee, court costs and possibly 30 days incarceration. Additionally, he would have had a suspension of 120-180 days if convicted.
Jury trials are never quick. It takes 2-3 hours to question and select a jury, followed by opening statements, then presentation of the evidence. The evidence in this case consisted of 2 officers’ testimony coupled with body cam video footage of the questioning of the defendant, field sobriety tests and the defendant’s refusal of the breathalyzer. Additionally the prosecution provided video footage from the jail because they believed that his demeanor showed evidence of being under the influence of alcohol.
Following closing arguments, the jury took less than half an hour to find the Defendant Not Guilty on the charges.
If you have been charged with DUI and are looking for clear and solid legal advice and are looking for an attorney who is willing and able to take the case to jury decision, contact Michael Bouldin at [email protected], call 859-581-6453 (581-MIKE) or use this contact link.