Commercial Driver DUI
Protect Your Livelihood with an Aggressive DUI Defense for Commercial Drivers
A DUI is always a serious charge, but when you make your living as a commercial driver, a conviction can have absolutely devastating results. Commercial drivers must be held to a higher standard because of the fact that they often drive such large vehicles that could cause serious damage in an accident. When driving a commercial vehicle, for example, the legal limit is just .04% BAC, which is half of what it is for the average driver.
In addition to the more serious penalties from the courts, a guilty conviction on a DUI charge will often lead to losing your employment, and making it nearly impossible to find a new job as a driver. With this in mind, it becomes essential to have an effective defense in place for your case. Fortunately, Beaufort DUI has extensive experience helping commercial drivers fight DUIs, and we will work aggressively on your behalf.
Defense Strategy Options
When fighting a DUI charge against a commercial driver, it is important to know about all the different strategies that can be effective. In some cases, the defense will look similar to that of a normal driver. In other cases, we’ll use unique strategies that only apply to commercial drivers. We’ll look closely at your case, and determine what the right approach may be. The following are some of the different options that are available when coming up with a good defense.
- Driving Habits – Commercial drivers are trained to drive differently than the average driver because of the types of vehicles they operate. In many cases, proper driving of certain vehicles may appear as drunk driving to an untrained eye. We can try to show that you were unjustly pulled over in the first place, which can result in your case being thrown out.
- Excessive Penalties – Due to the fact that a DUI conviction has extreme punishments both from the courts and from an employer, it can be effective to try to convince the judge that a guilty verdict would result in unfair and excessive penalties.
- Laws Specific to CDL Holders – Some laws only apply to CDL holders, even if you’re not currently driving a commercial vehicle. If this applies in your case, we can use that to your advantage in your defense.
- Traditional DUI Penalties – Many defenses that are used to fight a DUI for a normal driver can apply just as well to commercial drivers. We’ll use whatever techniques are necessary to help you get the results you need.
Contact Us Right Away
You don’t want to delay a moment when facing a DUI as a commercial driver. Contact Beaufort DUI right away to get your defense strategy started. Our team has years of experience, and an excellent reputation when it comes to helping our clients, and we also offer a free consultation to all new clients.