St. George CDL DUI Lawyer
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Whether you operate a cargo truck or a public bus, you need a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to perform your job duties, make a living, and support your family. However, a DUI conviction can result in serious criminal penalties, as well as the disqualification of your CDL.
If you are a CDL holder and you recently got arrested for intoxicated driving in Washington County, UT, an aggressive and knowledgeable St. George CDL DUI defense attorney can protect your rights and future.
What Is the BAC Limit for CDL Drivers?
Although the legal limit for drivers in Utah is a blood alcohol content (BAC) .05 percent, CDL holders can get a DUI for operating a commercial vehicle with a BAC of at least .04 percent. Additionally, CDL holders can still get a DUI while driving their personal vehicle while under the influence.
CDL DUI Penalties
If you are convicted of a DUI with a BAC of at least .04, a first offense is punishable by a CDL disqualification for up to one year. If your BAC is below .04, an “out-of-service” notice will be issued against you, which means you won’t be allowed to drive for the next 24 hours.
However, if a DUI arrest involves transporting hazardous materials, a first offense carries a CDL disqualification for up to three years. A second DUI conviction can lead to lifetime CDL disqualification.
Furthermore, the CDL holder must also serve criminal penalties upon conviction. A first DUI conviction carries a jail sentence of up to six months, a maximum fine of $1,000 (not including court fees), and driver’s license suspension not exceeding 120 days.
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Losing your CDL means losing your career and the ability to provide for your family, which is why having an attorney on your side is of utmost importance. I can investigate your case, analyze evidence gathered by the police, and determine whether law enforcement officials violated your constitutional rights or if there are any weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case against you. Do not hesitate to let me fight for you from start to finish.
I have more than three decades of legal experience helping people obtain favorable outcomes in their DUI cases. In order to help you avoid serious penalties, I am not afraid to take your case to trial.
Contact our St. George DUI lawyer today to learn more information about our legal services.
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