Many workers need a special driver's license to maintain their job. These employees, often hired as truck drivers and other commercial motorists, may remain employed as long as they can maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL). For these drivers, DUIs and similar driving infractions can lead not only to significant legal concerns, but it may also leave them unable to work in their chosen profession.
If you have been charged with DUI, the penalties may seriously affect your career options. For a vigorously committed legal defense in these situations, contact the Lynnwood commercial DUI attorneys of Cowan Kirk today by calling 866-822-1230.
Consequences of a Commercial DUI
A person holding a CDL which is required for their employment may encounter significant hardship if they are arrested on DUI charges, let alone if they are convicted. These charges can result in an immediate suspension of a license, eventually becoming a full loss of the license if the charges are severe enough.
The following charges may lead to a loss of a commercial license:
- Driving a commercial vehicle while over a 0.04 BAC limit
- DUI for minors
- Hit-and-run charges
Because of the dangers associated with operating a commercial vehicle while intoxicated and the need for commercial drivers to exhibit a high level of judgment and personal responsibility, it should be noted that a commercial DUI charge may be leveled against one at half the BAC necessary to charge other drivers.
If you are facing DUI charges as a holder of a commercial license, your penalties may prove to be more severe than other defendants. Contact the Lynnwood commercial DUI lawyers of Cowan Kirk at 866-822-1230 today to speak with an attorney who is passionately dedicated to protecting your legal rights and interests.