Truckers and other commercial drivers can face severe penalties if convicted of a DUI. In many ways, these drivers are held to higher standard, with both greater punishments and a stricter BAC limit of 0.04%. Because these drivers are required to always have special commercial driver's licenses in order to do their job, a DUI charge is not only a serious concern due to the heavy fines and other consequences, but also the potentially detrimental affect it could have on their career. Because of this, these drivers should seek experienced and aggressive DUI defense from a qualified attorney to help them face their DUI allegations and possibly reach a more desirable outcome.
At Cowan Kirk we understand what it takes to provide a reliable legal defense for those facing DUI allegations. To learn more about how we may be able to help defend your rights and commercial license during a DUI trial, contact our Seattle commercial DUI lawyers today by calling 866-822-1230.
Penalties of Commercial DUI
A person convicted of commercial DUI charges may face drastic penalties that can result in both the loss of their driving license, and therefore career, and the loss of certain personal freedoms. A DUI conviction may result in the following criminal and collateral penalties:
- Loss or suspension of a commercial driving license
- Job loss
- Loss of an auto insurance policy
- Jail time
- Fines and other financial penalties
For individuals with a commercial driver's license who have multiple DUI convictions, the state will typically increase the driving suspensions to the point where they may lose their privilege to operate commercial vehicles altogether. This is a serious and terrifying prospect for many commercial drivers to face, which is why a person who is charged with even just one DUI needs the support that a qualified DUI attorney can provide.
If you're facing DUI allegations, we may be able to help you, whether it's fighting to have your charges completely dropped or working towards a favorable plea bargain. For a free consultation of your case, contact our Seattle commercial DUI lawyers today at 866-822-1230.