Protecting The Careers Of Commercial Drivers

A drunk driving conviction can put anyone's job at risk, no matter what they do for a living. But for truck drivers, delivery workers and others whose job requires a commercial driver's license (CDL), a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is almost certain to disrupt their livelihood.

When it comes to drinking and driving, CDL holders are held to a higher standard than motorists who do not have a CDL. While any driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent is considered to be legally drunk, the legal limit for CDL holders is .04 percent. This limit applies whether a CDL holder is driving for work or driving off duty.

Aggressive Criminal Defense Can Save Your Job

A CDL holder who is convicted of drunk driving for the first time faces a one-year suspension of his or her commercial driver's license. The suspension period may be longer than a year if a serious traffic offense was committed within three years prior to your DUI conviction. Your CDL will be disqualified for life if you receive a second DUI conviction.

Clearly, a single drunk driving conviction can end a commercial driver's career. It is imperative to work with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who has a proven record of resolving DUI cases and cases involving other serious traffic offenses in a manner that is favorable to CDL holders. The attorneys at Clark, Glasgow and McClintock, LLC fit that bill.

The Sooner We Can Work On Your Case, The Better

Timely response is critical. Contact our Monmouth office as soon as possible following an arrest and we will immediately begin working to keep you on the job.