Class A Commercial Driver’s License DUI
Commercial Drivers & DUI Charges
San Bernardino DUI Attorney
When you are slapped with a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) DUI, it's not just you that suffers, so does your line of work. Most states have adopted Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules for disqualification of a Class A CDL if a driver is facing DUI charges.
Commercial drivers are held to higher standards than regular drivers. This means that regardless of the state you are driving in, if you’re convicted of a Class A commercial driver’s license DUI, your CDL will be confiscated indefinitely. Depending on the details of your conviction, that could mean you lose your Class A commercial driver’s license for months, years, or even permanently. In addition, a commercial driver's license can also be suspended if a person is convicted of DUI while driving a non-commercial vehicle.
Need an Attorney for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License DUI Case in San Bernardino?
The FMCSA defines a commercial DUI as "driving a commercial motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .04 or greater." If you are convicted of a Class A commercial driver’s license DUI, you can expect a license suspension of at least one year, steep fines, possible jail time, high reinstatement fees, strict probation period, and potential job loss.
In select cases within California’s jurisdiction, drivers, such as Hazmat transporters, can have their license suspended for up to three years. In addition, you cannot apply for a restricted license, and you can be subject to drug and alcohol testing by police as well as your employers.
If you or a loved one is facing Class A commercial driver’s license DUI charges, speak with a Rancho Cucamonga DUI defense lawyer at our firm without delay. We can provide you with aggressive and reliable defense against the charges you’re facing. The Law Offices of Kirk Tarman & Associates has a long history of successfully defending clients accused of DUI and other charges. We can protect your rights and will work tirelessly to secure the most favorable outcome possible for your case. Our experienced Class A commercial driver’s license DUI defense attorneys have helped several clients get their charges reduced or even dismissed. We have also secured not guilty verdicts for many of our clients.
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To speak with one of our experienced Class A commercial driver’s license DUI attorneys about your situation, give us a call at (909) 658-7341 or reach out to us online today for a free case evaluation. We are available 24/7, and we offer payment plans. Hablamos Español.
What Are the Penalties for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License DUI Conviction in California?
If you are convicted of a Class A commercial driver’s license DUI in California, the penalties you face could include but are not limited to the following:
- First Class A Commercial Driver’s License DUI Conviction – You could face no jail time or up to six months in jail. You could be on the hook for fines ranging from $390 to $1,000. You could be required to participate in an alcohol education program for 3 to 9 months. Your commercial driver’s license could be suspended for up to a year.
- Second Class A CDL DUI Conviction – A second CDL DUI could result in you serving up to a year in jail, paying up to $1,000 in fines, being required to participate in an alcohol education program for up to 18 months, and having your CDL revoked for life.
We Can Help Protect Your Driving Privileges!
DUI penalties vary according to state laws (see out of state DUI), but, in most instances, drivers convicted of a Class A commercial driver’s license DUI face punishments that can severely impact them, their families, and their careers.
For example, in many cases, if a driver with a Class A commercial driver’s license is suspected of DUI, even if the driver's BAC is below .04, the driver can be issued an "out of service" ticket, which prevents the driver from operating a motor vehicle for the next 24 hours.
If you have been charged with a Class A commercial driver’s license DUI, we understand the fear you must be experiencing. How will you and your family be impacted? Will you still be able to work? Could you go to prison? You can get the vital answers to those questions and many more, as well as the help you desperately need, by hiring one of our qualified Rancho Cucamonga DUI attorneys.
If you are looking for a lawyer for a DUI charge in Rancho Cucamonga, then contact our firm for a free case evaluation today!
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