If you use a commercial vehicle for your job, it is imperative that you do not allow a DUI conviction to derail your hopes and plans for your future. To discuss your defense strategy with an experienced legal advocate, contact the tenacious Bellingham commercial DUI attorneys of Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn at 866-822-1230 today.
Penalties for Commercial DUI
For most people, DUI charges occur only if you are driving with a blood alcohol content, or BAC, above the .08 limit. However, unlike regular DUI charges, a person who drives a commercial vehicle can face serious personal and professional penalties if their BAC measures only 0.04 or higher.
If arrested for driving under the influence, a commercial driver may find his or her career in jeopardy. Prosecutors can pursue the following penalties against you during a commercial DUI case:
- Loss of commercial driver's license
- Alcohol awareness classes
Additionally, you may face repercussions that are not directly ordered by the court. For instance, you may lose your job and be disqualified from any future careers that involve using a commercial vehicle.
If you have been arrested for commercial DUI, we may be able to help you fight these charges so that you do not have to face the devastating legal consequences of a conviction. To learn more about your legal options and rights as a defendant, contact the Bellingham commercial DUI lawyers of Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn by calling 866-822-1230.