Is your commercial California Drivers’ License (CDL) in jeopardy by charges of drunk driving?
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. Anyone convicted of DUI while driving a commercial vehicle is not eligible for any type of restricted license. Moreover, a commercial driver convicted of a first DUI offense in California loses his right to drive for one year. After a second DUI offense, the commercial license will be revoked for life
Defense Strategies for CDL DUI Cases
Commercial drivers can be charged with DUI if they blow a 0.04% blood alcohol content (BAC) or higher. For other motorists who are 21 or older, their BAC must be 0.08% in order for a legal arrest to be made. We 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 test can be contaminated in the lab. Speak with a Los Angeles Area DUI attorney today to learn what options you have for defense.
Hire a Los Angeles and Orange County DUI Lawyer to Protect Your CDL
We have experience handling DUI cases in Southern California, including Los Angeles and Orange County for over 16 years. Take part in a free case evaluation with a 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. Contact us today for a FREE consultation!