Defense Solutions from Naegle Law Firm
Drivers of commercial vehicles must meet strict requirements in order to earn a commercial driver’s license (CDL). To remain in good standing, commercial drivers are also held to strict standards while out on the road. This can be especially true when it comes to driving under the influence (DUI). Normally, a driver cannot operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more. Commercial drivers, however, cannot have a BAC of .04% or higher. If you have been charged with a DUI while on or off the job and you hold a CDL, your driving privileges, as well as your job, may be at risk. Let our Mesa criminal defense attorney work to clear your name so you can move forward with your career.
What experience can our CDL DUI attorneys bring to your defense?
- AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for ethics and skill
- “Superb” Rating by Avvo for experience and results
- Included in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
- Proven track record of dismissals, not guilty verdicts, and dropped charges
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Penalties for CDL DUI
DUI offenses are handled on a case-by-case basis and penalties can be influenced by factors such as a driver’s BAC and any past DUI convictions. Drivers with a BAC of between .04% and .15% can be facing punishments of 3 months in jail and $3,000 in fines. Drivers with a BAC of .15% or higher may be facing 120 days in jail and a fine of at least $3,250. Additionally, those convicted of DUI are subject to a license suspension for a period of at least 12 months. Convictions for multiple offenses may lead to the permanent revocation of your CDL.
Along with other traffic-related and moving violations, a DUI must be reported to your employer within 30 days. This is true whether an offense occurred while on the job or while you were off the clock and in your own personal vehicle. A conviction can threaten your current and future employment opportunities as a DUI will likely show up on your criminal record and employment history.
Get Legal Help for a Commercial DUI
When it is your job to operate a commercial vehicle, a conviction for DUI can pose a significant threat to your career and your livelihood. With so much on the line, do not spare any expense in protecting your future and contact our Mesa criminal defense attorney today. At Naegle Law Firm, we possess substantial experience fighting complicated DUI cases both in and out of the courtroom. When you need a team that will work tirelessly to see that the charges against you are reduced or dropped entirely, pick up the phone and give us a call.
There is no time to waste. Call (480) 378-9000 and start on your defense today.