DUI and Your Commercial Driver’s License
When a Mistake Can Cost You Your Livelihood
It’s a common story: Two buddies head to the bar after work to have a couple beers and release stress from the day. The both have only two and head towards home, but both get pulled over and blow under the legal limit. One is sent on his way with a stern warning, and the other is arrested for DUI and faces losing his job, license and good reputation.
The difference is that if you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), the tolerance is lower for DUI and the consequences are higher. The legal limit for a standard driver’s BAC is 0.08% while for commercial drivers it is 0.04% in California. If you have been arrested for commercial DUI, do not risk anything else, contact our team today and hire a Fresno commercial DUI lawyer at The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch.
The Consequences of Commercial DUI
If you are arrested and charged with commercial DUI, your employer may fire you on the spot, put you on immediate probation or any number of other punishments. Our firm can work to prevent these consequences and fight for you during your trial. If convicted, you face criminal penalties as well as additional penalties that are specifically applicable to commercial drivers.
Penalties may include the following consequences:
- Your CDL will be suspended for 1 year instead of as little as 1-2 months, as are other first-time offender DUI convictions.
- You will have zero restricted driving privileges. There is no exception for work, as there is with other DUI convictions.
- You will lose your CDL forever if you get a second DUI.
- You will face the possibility of no-rehire after your probation is up and your insurance will go up in cost.
It is imperative that you have a strong defense if you are facing DUI charges and are a commercial driver. Your future depends on it.
Call Us for a Free Consultation: (559) 484-2112
Being convicted of DUI has extreme consequences if you carry a commercial driver’s license. You do not want to risk your job, future and reputation because of a weak defense. Our Fresno commercial DUI defense attorney has over 15 years of experience and knows what it takes to win cases. His experience as a former prosecutor gives him an edge over the opposition. You need a defense team that knows what the other side is thinking. Don’t wait, call our firm today.
Contact our firm for a free consultation to discuss how we can help with your case. Call (559) 484-2112 today.