Commercial Drivers License (CDL) DUI's

 

A commercial driver's license may give you a great opportunity to generate income, but a commercial DUI charge could curtail your income stream and much more. Driving while drinking is a serious offense if you end up with a charge, and your CDL status could be in jeopardy even if you were driving a vehicle other than your commercial vehicle during the arrest.

 

Marietta Georgia and DUI Laws

 

The legal threshold for intoxication is .08 in most instances, but the legal level is different for commercial vehicle operation. The threshold drops to .04 when commercial vehicles are involved. A single light beer or a small glass of wine or champagne may be enough to get you charged with a DUI.

 

An initial offense means that you will lose your regular license and your commercial driver's license for a full year. You can challenge these consequences, and the professionals at Cobb DUI Law are ready to help you through this type of legal difficulty. Our attorneys can offer helpful assistance as you work to clear your record and minimize the legal and professional damage that unfolds with a DUI charge.

 

You could lose a lot if you do not fight your charges, and the best way to fight your DUI is by contacting a good defense lawyer. It may be a difficult court battle, but our DUI defense team will be up to the challenge and keep you from automatically accepting defeat.

 

A second conviction could strip you of your commercial driver's license for life. Your livelihood as a commercial driver could end, and you may be forced to find alternative employment to earn a living and provide for your family.

 

Handle Your CDL as a Privilege

 

Many people are not fortunate enough to acquire a CDL. The losses and penalties that result from DUI convictions of any type may be severe. Some penalties include:

 

  • 20 hours of jail time or more
  • Fines ranging from $300 to $1,000
  • Mandatory alcohol rehabilitation
  • Probation
  • Community service of 40 hours
  • International travel restrictions
  • Difficulty being hired for work and finding rental accommodations
  • Complications regarding school acceptance and loans

 

Contact DUI attorney Robert F. Webb if you have been charged with a DUI in the Marietta Georgia area.

 

You must challenge your DUI case within ten days of your arrest. A charge of drunk driving that involves your CDL could mean the end of your preferred livelihood. You may have more to lose than you know, but Attorney Robert Webb can review your case and fight for the best possible outcome. We are here to assist and answer questions, so call us at (770) 952-7000.

 

 

 

 

We offer free consultations. If you have been arrested for DUI, you have 10 days to take action.  Contact us Today

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Cobb County DUI Law

 

(770) 952-7000

2551 Roswell Road

Marietta, GA 30062