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Facing Florida DUI Charges as a Commercial Driver?

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida as a commercial driver? If so, your livelihood could be at stake. Without the ability to drive a commercial vehicle, you may not be able to earn a living. For this reason, it is imperative that you fight your charges with the help of a Ft. Lauderdale DUI attorney at Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. We have handled thousands of criminal cases and are ready to fight for you!

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Understanding Florida’s DUI Laws for Commercial Drivers

If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Florida, you are held to much stricter standards under state and federal laws when it comes to drinking and driving. While all adult drivers can legally operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or less, the legal limit is much lower for commercial drivers. You could be arrested for DUI if you are caught driving a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04% or greater.

If you are convicted of commercial DUI offense, your commercial driver's license will be suspended, and you will be prohibited from driving a commercial vehicle for at least one year. You will also be ineligible for a hardship license, making it impossible for you to continue working. If you were transporting hazardous materials at the time of your arrest, you will be prohibited from driving a commercial vehicle for at least three years.

Other “major violations” that could result in a CDL suspension:

  • Driving a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04% of greater
  • Driving a commercial vehicle while under the influence of drugs
  • Refusing to take a chemical test (blood, breath or urine)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident in a commercial vehicle
  • Using a commercial vehicle to commit any type of felony

If you are convicted of a second DUI, even in a non-commercial vehicle, your CDL could be suspended for life.

Is There a Way to Save My CDL After a DUI Arrest?

Once you are arrested for DUI, the suspension of your commercial license will go into effect almost immediately. You only have 10 days to request a hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). For this reason, it is highly recommended that you contact a DUI lawyer in Fort Lauderdale right away. With the help of our firm, you can contest the suspension of your CDL in an administrative hearing. Although this hearing will have no impact on the criminal proceedings, it will give you the chance to retain your driving privileges, and, ultimately, earn a living. You can schedule a hearing even if you failed or refused to take a breath or blood test.

Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. Has Defended Thousands

After being arrested for drunk driving as a commercial driver, you need to hire a defense attorney who will fight to protect your rights at every turn. This is exactly what you will find at Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. We have successfully defended thousands of criminally accused clients, and we are ready to do the same for you. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our firm today to find out how we can assist you.

You only have 10 days to save your commercial driver’s license after a DUI arrest! Call us 24/7 to discuss your case with a Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer.

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