Commercial DUI Attorney in Fresno
Protecting Your Commercial Driver's License
Are you a commercial driver who has been arrested for DUI? As a commercial driver, you depend on your CDL for employment and your livelihood. Whether you were driving your personal vehicle or a commercial vehicle during work hours, your future ability to drive could be at risk.
At The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch, we recommend speaking with an experienced Fresno DUI attorney right away to discuss your case. An accusation of DUI alone may be enough for your current employer to put you on probation or fire you, which we work to prevent.
Steps to Take Following a DUI Arrest
First and foremost, it is essential that you understand you have the right to remain silent when you are arrested. Except for providing your license and registration to law enforcement, you are not obligated to answer any questions until a lawyer is present. This is an excellent way to preserve your rights until we are there to assist you.
The steps you should take when being arrested for DUI include:
- Submit to a breathalyzer or blood test, if requested
- Be polite and respectful, but do not answer questions
- Remain silent and ask to speak with a Fresno DUI lawyer
Understanding CDL DUI Laws
Being convicted of any DUI offense carries a variety of consequences, from jail time to fines and probation. In some cases, you may be required to have an IID installed in your vehicle. A DUI conviction goes on your permanent criminal record, which can make it difficult to obtain housing and employment in the future.
However, things are much different for commercial drivers. The standards for a person operating a commercial vehicle are much stricter. With normal DUI arrests, a person needs a BAC of .08% or higher, but the level for a driver arrested while operating a commercial vehicle is .04%.
For more information, call our firm today at (559) 484-2112 for a free consultation.