Is Your Commercial Driver’s License Threatened By DUI Charges?
If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), it’s likely that your income depends on your ability to drive your commercial vehicle. Truck drivers, bus drivers and others depend on their CDL for income. If you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) as a commercial driver, you could lose your license. The penalties for drunk driving include license revocation for six months to five years, or permanently. If you drive a commercial vehicle for a living, this can seriously damage your livelihood.
Defense Strategies For Common CDL DUI Cases
Commercial drivers can be charged with DUI if they blow a .04% blood alcohol content (BAC) or higher. For other motorists who are 21 or older, their BAC must be .08% in order for a legal arrest to be made. Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, can defend you from charges of drunk driving by uncovering police misconduct or by proving that your breath or blood test was not valid.
Police misconduct can range from an unlawful police stop to misconducted field sobriety tests. As for breath and blood tests, breathalyzer machines can be improperly calibrated or faulty, and blood tests can be contaminated in the lab. Speak with a Miami CDL DUI attorney today to learn what options you have for defense.
What Penalties Am I Facing?
Individuals who are convicted of drunk driving will face jail time, community service, fines, mandatory DUI school or alcohol treatment, as well as probation. For a commercial driver convicted of a DUI, the penalties are more severe. The commercial driver will face longer jail time, a higher fine and longer probation. In addition, commercial drivers are unable to operate a commercial vehicle for a year. For multiple commercial DUI offenses, the penalties may include permanent disqualification from commercial vehicle operation.
Hire A Commercial DUI Lawyer To Protect Your CDL; Call Today
Beckham Solis, Attorneys at Law, has handled DUI cases in Miami-Dade County for many years. Our lawyers share more than 35-plus years of collective experience and focus specifically on DUI cases.
We’ve taken more than 100 cases to trial and are fully capable of litigating for a fair trial verdict. Take advantage of a free case evaluation with a Miami CDL DUI lawyer from our firm as soon as possible to learn exactly how we can fight your DUI and protect your commercial license, your reputation, and your job.