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DUI & Commercial Driver’s Licenses

Aggressively Fought by Our Bay Area DUI Attorney

If you are a commercial driver and you’ve been charged with DUI, you need skilled legal representation right away. The state of California severely punishes commercial drivers who DUI, even more so than non-commercial drivers. Your job, future, and freedom are all at stake. If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and you are convicted of DUI, your CDL will be suspended. That means you will lose your job and become unable to work as a commercial driver until your license is no longer suspended. In addition, you may face heavy fines, probation, mandatory drug/alcohol education program, and even jail time. Contact Law Office of Shelley D. Dwyer for aggressive and experienced legal representation to help you fight these charges.

To schedule a free consultation with our Bay Area DUI attorney in Redwood City, please either call us today at (650) 419-2940 or contact us online.

California DUI Laws for Commercial Drivers

If you have a CDL, you should know that California law considers you to be under the influence if your blood alcohol content is 0.04. For non-commercial drivers, their minimum BAC is much more lenient at 0.08. Also, you are considered to be a commercial driver regardless of the vehicle you are driving, even if it isn’t your commercial vehicle. The rules for CDL apply in all vehicles at all times. In other words, if you are driving a friend’s car and you are pulled over with a BAC of 0.04, you are considered to be under the influence and you will lose your CDL in addition to other penalties. This is why it is imperative that you retain a skilled and relentless DUI attorney in the Bay Area to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

In addition to other penalties, commercial drivers who DUI:

  • Have their CDL suspended for one full year.
  • Are not eligible to apply for restricted driving privileges.
  • Will lose their CDL for life upon a second DUI conviction.
  • Will almost definitely have their insurance premiums increase significantly.
  • May not be rehired by their commercial driving company or hired by other companies.

Call (650) 419-2940 Today

This is your job, future, and life on the line. You don’t want to entrust all of that to an inexperienced or unskilled lawyer. Backed by more than 28 years of legal experience, attorney Shelley D. Dwyer has the knowledge and skills necessary to help you resolve your DUI quickly and efficiently. We have a long track record of success that speaks for itself. We also have helped countless clients just like you and we can help you, too.

To speak with our DUI lawyer in the Bay Area and schedule your free consultation, please contact us today at (650) 419-2940.

When Your Freedom Is On the Line,

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  1. Attorney Dwyer has over 28 years of experience in criminal defense.
  2. We provide vigorous and aggressive defense.
  3. We have handled more than 150 jury trials.
  4. We offer initial consultations free of charge.
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