Criminal/DUI

Crimes in Kentucky can generally be broken down into two categories:  Felonies and Misdemeanors.  Felonies are considered the more serious criminal offenses and are punishable by up to a year or more in the state penitentiary.  Felonies are further divided into separate “classes” (Capital crimes, Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D.   Class D is the lowest and least serious category but is punishable by 1-5 years plus fines).  Examples of felonies include crimes like murder, rape, drug trafficking etc.
 
Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and the maximum punishment for a misdemeanor (Class A) is 12 months
in county jail and/or a fine up to $500.  For example,  possession of a small amount of marijuana not intendedPremier Dui Assoc.
for resale is generally a misdemeanor.
 
“Driving Under the Influence” (better known as DUI) is a different animal altogether and its penalties can include          
jail time,fines as well as loss of driving privileges for certain periods of time.  DUI is a complex area of the law that
needs an experienced attorney. Cases that seem hopeless can often be won in the hands of a skilled and
experienced DUI attorney.
 
If you have been accused of a criminal offense or DUI, then contact the Law Office of Barclay Banister for an
evaluationof your case.  I have handled criminal defense of many different types throughout western Kentucky.