Murfreesboro Commercial DUI Defense Attorneys
When your livelihood is on the line, you need aggressive representation
CDL holders are held to higher standards on the roads than others. As professional drivers, a CDL driver must conform to strict regulations for commercial drivers. While DUIs carry severe punishments, commercial DUIs go above and beyond. If you are convicted of commercial DUI, you will face life-altering consequences. The experienced Tennessee commercial DUI attorneys at Kidwell, South, Beasley, & Haley aggressively defend you. For more than 40 years, we have helped CDL drivers minimize the penalties of driving under the influence.
What are the penalties for a commercial DUI?
The high standards for CDL holders while they are driving can apply when they are driving a personal vehicle in addition to when they are driving a commercial vehicle. This means that a commercial driver operating his or her personal vehicle can be convicted of a commercial DUI and thus risk professional consequences. Additionally, the standard for a CDL holder who is driving under the influence is much more stringent. As opposed to the usual .08 BAC being the threshold, a CDL driver found with a BAC of .04 or higher can be found guilty of a commercial DUI. The penalties for a commercial DUI include:
- For a first offense: one year suspension of CDL
- For a first offense committed while transporting hazardous material: three years’ suspension of CDL
- For a second offense: lifetime suspension of CDL
This is all in addition to other potential court-ordered penalties including fines and participation in a drug or alcohol treatment program.
Don’t let a commercial DUI charge put your future in jeopardy, contact our experienced Tennessee commercial DUI attorneys today
A DUI can be costly, both in the short and long term. A commercial DUI can be financially devastating. Your ability to continue your job is on the line. When so much is at risk, don’t leave anything to chance. At Kidwell, South, Beasley & Haley, you get aggressive representation when you need it most. Contact us at 615-893-1331 or contact us online.