There are few things worse than being charged with a DUI. If you recently received a DUI and hold a commercial driver’s license, there is a very good chance that you are looking at even harsher penalties. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney to learn more about the consequences of receiving a DUI with a CDL and how our legal team can help you fight.
BAC Required for a DUI With a CDL
When someone receives a DUI, it is typically because they were found to have a blood alcohol concentration higher than the legal limit of .08%. This means that all those found to have a BAC of .07% or higher can, and most likely will be charged with a DWI. There are also severe consequences for refusing a test.
What happens if I am charged with a DUI with a CDL?
If you are charged with a DUI with a commercial license, you should understand that you have a lot on the line. Not only will you most likely face harsh criminal penalties, but your livelihood is also in jeopardy as well. For a first offense DUI with a CDL, you may receive a one-year CDL suspension, as well as a standard driver’s license suspension. You can also expect to face high fines. With an experienced attorney on your side, you may be able to avoid the harshest penalties
For a second DUI with a CDL, you will most likely have your commercial driver’s license permanently revoked. You should also note that if you refuse to take a breathalyzer test when asked by law enforcement, there is a very good chance that you will face a 270-day standard driver’s license suspension, as well as a one-year commercial driver’s license suspension. Rather obviously, this can drastically alter the course of your life, which is why it is so important that you retain knowledgeable legal counsel at once.
Our Maryland criminal defense lawyer is ready to guide you through every step of the legal process ahead. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.
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The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.