What is a Commercial DUI?
Commercial drivers are particularly at risk of facing the harsh repercussions associated with a DUI arrest, charges, or conviction. A commercial driver relies upon his or her ability to operate a commercial vehicle for his or her livelihood, and a DUI arrest alone is enough to put his or her driving privileges at risk. Due to the inherent danger associated with commercial vehicles mostly because of their size and weight, commercial drivers may not operate a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration of .04% or greater (the legal limit for other drivers is .08%).
A commercial driver may face class 1 misdemeanor charges for operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .04% or greater, even if the driver is off duty or is driving his or her own vehicle. A conviction of this kind may result in imprisonment for up to six months, driver's license revocation for one year, fines and court fees, and up to five years of probation. Possibly the most serious part of the penalties for a commercial DUI is the license revocation, as this means that the defendant will not be able to operate a commercial vehicle for an extended period of time.
Fortunately, you do not have to wonder what the future has to hold. Even if you have been arrested and your chances of winning seem bleak at first glance, there is often much that a competent attorney can do to positively impact your case. With our experience in this field and our dedication to our clients, our team at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. can thoroughly evaluate all aspects of your case and determine exactly how we can assist you.
Help for Truck Drivers Charged with DUI
Are you a commercial driver who was pulled over for DUI? Our firm offers aggressive criminal defense representation to commercial drivers throughout Arizona, and we welcome you to contact our firm for a free consultation with a skilled Phoenix DUI lawyer today.