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Bellingham Commercial DUI Attorney

A person who relies on a motor vehicle for work may face especially strict penalties if he or she is arrested for DUI while on the job. If convicted, these individuals often face harsh punishments that can permanently end their careers. However, drivers facing these commercial DUI charges have the right to defend themselves and fight for their freedom.

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 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
  • Probation
  • Imprisonment
  • Fines

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.

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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 by calling 866-822-1230.

Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn

Cowan Kirk is known throughout Washington and the nation for representing all of its clients with commitment, creativity and compassion. We recognize how devastating a DUI charge can be, particularly when our clients learn how incredibly tough Washington's DUI laws have become, even for a first-time offender.

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If you need a DUI defense attorney in Seattle, Bellevue, or King County, contact us today to find out why respect for our clients, a passion for justice, and our commitment to winning have earned each of us the highest honor a member of the bar can receive from our colleagues – their referrals.