If you are a commercial driver and have been arrested for a DUI offence, it can be more than just inconvenient—it can be an absolute disaster. Of course, your very livelihood can be at stake, and not being able to drive means no income. If that ever happens to you and you live in the Marietta area, you should contact the leading Marietta DUI attorneys at Webb & D'Orazio.
You can be banned from driving a commercial vehicle for up to one year, whether you refused to take a chemical test or failed it according to the per se law.
Driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent is illegal in every state, including Georgia. However, if you are driving or operating a commercial vehicle, that figure is .04 percent.
If you are a CDL driver and have had no DUI convictions within a five year period, you may be able to have your license reinstated after 120 days if you agreed to take a chemical test. However, you will need to wait at least a year if you refused to have the chemical test, and will not be allowed to drive any type of vehicle.
Your license will be suspended for 3 years if you were transporting hazardous materials in your vehicle. You can also potentially lose your commercial driving license for the rest of your life if you have been given 2 DUI convictions within a 5 year period, or you twice refuse to take the chemical test. Although some states allow drivers in this situation to have their license reinstated after 10 years, Georgia is not one of them and you will lose your license permanently.
Contact the Best Marietta DUI Attorneys
Webb & D'Orazio strive to be the best Marietta Criminal Defense Lawyer and we can help you keep your CDL and your livelihood. Don't hesitate to contact one of our experienced attorneys who will treat your case with the respect and importance that it deserves, and will tirelessly fight for your rights. Our expert attorneys will examine every aspect of your case and if there are any discrepancies or weaknesses, we will identify them and help you to fight the charges against you.