Louisville, KY asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for Kentucky

Q: Can a hearing trial deal out a harsher punishment after the judge has carry out her judgment?

I once was told that a friend was offered a deal if he was to plead guilty. He would receive no points in his record after he completed his assigned course. But three-days later, was called in for a hearing and was handed out a 90 days suspension on top of that.

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: What you describe is two fold. Part of the penalties (criminal) are administered and enforced by the Court. Other half of penalties (admin) are administered and enforced by Drivers Licensing. They are separate and distinct but the don’t give you this information when you are going through it.

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