Phoenix Commercial DUI Defense Attorney
Have you been charged with CDL DUI?
Commercial vehicles such as trucks, 18 wheelers, tractor-trailers, delivery vans and buses have a greater potential to cause serious injury than cars do. It is because of this, under Arizona law, CDL licensed drivers will be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor DUI if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .04% or greater. Even if you are not on the job and in your own car where the BAC is .08%, you may be facing a CDL suspension and loss of your income for one year.
DUI charges for drivers of commercial vehicles are very serious business. Not only might there be a criminal conviction, but your CDL license, career, and livelihood are all on the line. You will need an aggressive Phoenix DUI lawyer by your side providing you with an impassioned defense. The Wallin Law Firm has over 25 years experience defending
DUI cases in courts all over Arizona. We have has tried dozens of jury trials. Our goal is to have a positive jury verdict or a dismissal of your charges. If the facts show that this may not be possible, we will negotiate for a lesser charge that may allow you to continue driving your commercial vehicle.
Commercial Driver DUI Penalties
Upon conviction, the minimum DUI penalties for a commercial license holder are:
- Revocation of your driver's license for one year
- Stiff penalties and fines
- 8 points assessed on your driving record
- Up to five years probation
If you refuse to submit to a blood alcohol test, your CDL license will be suspended for one year, even if you win your case. Refusing a second time will ensure that your license will be lost forever.
Whether this is your first offense, or you are fighting multiple DUI charges, we will provide a tenacious defense on your behalf, because we understand that the stakes are high and your career and financial future are at risk.
Contact a Phoenix Commercial DUI Defense Lawyer
today to protect your career and your future.