Denver Commercial Driver DUI Attorneys
Aggressive and Knowledgeable Representatives for Denver Residents
Commercial driving is a hard job that takes extensive skills and training. Because commercial drivers are often driving 18-wheelers that carry hazardous materials, they are held to a higher standard than average passenger car drivers. Most states have extremely strict rules regarding blood alcohol content (BAC) in commercial drivers, and the penalties for a DUI tend to be more severe.
If your livelihood depends on your commercial driver’s license, make sure you contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Orr Law Firm. We are committed to doing whatever we can to ensure your rights are protected.
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Penalties for Commercial Driver DUI
As a commercial driver, one of the worst punishments you could face for a DUI conviction is the loss of your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Any Colorado driver can lose their CDL temporarily or permanently, and the loss is dependent on whether the violation is major or serious. A DUI would be considered major. The legal BAC for a passenger car driver is 0.08% or above, but a person driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) cannot have a BAC of 0.04% or higher. If you commit a major violation you could face the following penalties:
- 1st violation: disqualification for 1 year or 3 years if transporting hazardous materials
- 2nd violation: lifetime disqualification
While the standard DUI penalties also apply, it is the license suspension that most concerns commercial drivers.
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The loss of your CDL could cost you your livelihood. If you’ve been charged with a DUI as a commercial driver, you need an Colorado commercial driver DUI attorney to represent you. Our attorneys at Orr Law Firm are dedicated to providing people with excellent advocacy. We are not afraid to fight tooth and nail for your rights. We also offer payment plans for people on a budget.
Get your case started today by contacting us at (720) 619-2676 or filling out our online form.