Protect Your Commercial Driver’s License After A DUI Arrest
If you drive a truck or another type of commercial vehicle for a living, you naturally understand the importance of your commercial driver’s license (CDL) for your livelihood. No doubt, you realize that a drunk driving conviction can put your ability to make a living at risk.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI), you need prompt legal counsel. I am defense attorney Abraham Del Rio III in the Richmond area, and I am ready to treat your case as the legal emergency that it is.
Understanding Your DUI As A CDL Holder
You may face a tougher criminal case if you were driving your truck or another commercial vehicle for the following reasons:
- North Carolina laws hold commercial drivers to a higher standard than other drivers.
- For most drivers, a .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) measurement proves impairment for legal purposes. For a driver of a commercial vehicle, that threshold is significantly lower at .04.
A DUI presents practical and legal challenges to all drivers, but CDL holders are especially vulnerable to negative consequences, including the following:
- A DUI can cause you to lose your CDL whether your arrest happened while you were driving professionally or driving your personal vehicle.
- Trucking companies and other employers typically require that their drivers have clean records.
An aggressive defense is even more critical for you than for the average driver when a DUI conviction could cost you your job along with your driving privileges.
Fight For Your Freedom And Your Future With Del Rio Law, PLLC, On Your Side
With all that you have to lose, I look forward to explaining what you potentially have to gain by retaining me to represent you after a DUI arrest in Virginia. As a former Virginia magistrate, I understand both sides of a criminal case.