If you got a DUI, it’s important to take the right steps to protect your career and future as a commercial driver. The first thing to know is that it doesn’t matter whether it happened on or off duty or in your commercial or personal vehicle. Your CDL and future employment possibilities can be at risk.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations state that the blood-alcohol concentration limit for commercial drivers is 0.04, which is half the BAC limit for non-commercial drivers. Most states have adopted these limits, so chances are you will be charged according to them. As a commercial driver, you will also be subject to harsher penalties, including the possibility of a longer license suspension than those given to non-commercial drivers. Additionally, if you refused a blood alcohol test at the time of the incident, the FMCSA considers it an admission of guilt.
It's critical to get the right advice and guidance as soon as possible after a DUI occurs. We provide truckers with assistance through the entire process for a low-cost flat fee. No matter how long your case lasts or how complicated it is, our lawyers are here to make sure you have someone on your side, working to save your driving record and your career. Laws vary by state and the details change with time, too. Let us help you through the process to get the best possible outcome for your situation.