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Commercial drivers make their living through the operation of motor vehicles. Therefore, those workers who are charged with drinking and driving have even more at stake than those whose jobs do not require constant time on the road. The arrest itself is enough to jeopardize the stability of some people's jobs. If you are a commercial driver in jeopardy of losing your job from DUI then you will need the help of a Jacksonville DUI attorney. In Florida, drinking and driving charges that pertain to commercial drivers are different from those that apply to non-commercial drivers. For example, the legal BAC level of a commercial driver may not be above 0.04 percent whereas the limit for normal drivers remains at 0.08 percent.
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Furthermore, no less than a year of disqualification of vehicle operation will be sentenced to commercial drivers that are actually convicted of DUI in the state. Therefore, it is vitally important to the future of your job and well-being to hire a lawyer that is familiar with the nuances of DUI law as it pertains to commercial drivers. Without the legal knowledge of a professional that is familiar in the field, your case could go in any number of negative directions.
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Penalties of a DUI for Commercial License Holders
If you are found guilty of driving under the influence, you will face penalties that are unique to the holders of commercial driver's licenses. For example, for one year, you will be disqualified from driving a commercial vehicle. Following the year disqualification, you will have to pay a disqualification reinstatement fee before you are able to seek a reinstatement of your license. This, however, is just a foundation for penalties.
Violations that can result in a CDL suspension include:
- Refusing to take a blood, breath, or urine test
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving a commercial vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance
- Using a licensed commercial vehicle to commit a felony
There are certain circumstances which can aggravate them. If you were, for instance, transporting hazardous materials when arrested for the DUI, the disqualification can be elevated to three years total. In all cases, you are not eligible for a hardship license, meaning that for as long as the disqualification lasts, you will not be able to carry on with your career. This goes above and beyond the typical penalties for a standard DUI. It is not merely inconvenient, it is a severe and life-changing consequence.
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In addition to disqualification, these persons will face the penalties typical of DUI cases that don't involve commercial licensure. That being said, too much is at stake during a commercial DUI case to risk being improperly defended. At Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. our team of associates has more than 90 years of combined legal experience under our belt. We have handled cases as serious as vehicular homicide charges and leaving the scene of an accident.
Commercial DUI can be equally as serious and life-altering and should only be handled by a firm that understands the law to a tee. The DUI defense you choose could greatly shape the way your future plays out so finding a Jacksonville DUI lawyer on whom you can rely will be pivotal to the outcome of your case. With the legal services at our firm, you can rest assured that you will be given the attention, professionalism and support you need during this shaky time.
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