Plano Commercial DWI Defense Lawyer
A commercial DWI conviction can result in the loss of how you earn a living.
Holders of a commercial driver license (CDL) are considered professional drivers and are thus held to higher standards promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the United State Department of Transportation (USDOT). While other Texas drivers are considered driving while intoxicated (DWI) if they have a blood or breath alcohol level of .08 or above, a CDL operator is considered intoxicated with a BAC of .04 or above.
If you are a CDL holder facing a commercial DWI charge, contact attorney J. Michael Price II right away. A commercial DWI conviction carries those severe penalties associated with a DWI charge and has additional penalties that involve serious risk to your life as a career driver.
What Are the Penalties for A Commercial DWI Conviction?
- If a driver is suspected of DWI;
- If a driver has previously had his or her CDL suspended and is returning to full-time duty;
- If a driver is involved in a crash and alcohol involvement is suspected; or
- At random.
If convicted of a commercial DWI, a CDL holder will lose his or her professional license for no less than one year. While there is the possibility of appealing a license revocation, they are rarely successful. If a CDL holder was transporting hazardous material while they were driving while intoxicated, the CDL holder will lose his or her license for 3 years.
Furthermore, if you are convicted a second time for commercial DWI, you will have your CDL permanently revoked. Additionally, if you have been previously convicted of a commercial DWI and you subsequently refuse a breath or blood alcohol test, you can have your CDL permanently revoked.
The stakes are even higher for those charged with commercial DWI. Attorney J. Michael Price II is here to fight against the personal and professional consequences a commercial DWI conviction carries.
Driving is your life. It is your livelihood. If that is taken away, it can be extremely difficult to get back on track. A DWI charge does not need to turn into a conviction. Board certified criminal law specialist, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Attorney J Michael Price II will tirelessly fight for you and your right to continue your career as a professional driver. Contact Mike today if you have been charged with commercial DWI.