What Happens To Commercial Drivers Charged With DUI?

Have you been arrested and charged with the crime of DUI in Fresno, California? It is essential to your future that you have skilled representation on your side that can help effectively defend your rights in court and pursue the outcome that you need for your future.

The Law Office of Michael J. Aed is a firm that has been serving the residents of Fresno for a number of years, and you can count on us to work with you to pursue the results that you need for your future. Among the many different cases that we've handled in the past, DUI cases comprise a significant percentage of our practice.

There are many various consequences for a criminal conviction of this charge depending on a number of circumstances surrounding your arrest. If you are a commercial driver, then you could face significant penalties and long-lasting repercussions for a criminal conviction of drinking and driving. It is important that you have skilled legal assistance of a Fresno criminal attorney on your side to fight for your rights throughout the duration of your case.

Commercial Driver DUI Conviction

First, it is important to know that the BAC (blood alcohol content) limit for a commercial driver is 0.04% rather than the 0.08% limit for regular drivers over the age of 21. If you are pulled over, given a breath or blood test and your BAC is found to be at 0.04% or higher, then you will be arrested and charged with driving under the influence while operating a commercial vehicle. This is a serious charge that can include the penalties of an ordinary DUI conviction, as well as subsequent penalties that greatly affect your career and employment opportunities. You must also be aware that you could be arrested and charged with impaired driving even if your BAC is not at 0.04%.

In many cases, commercial driving companies require drivers to maintain a clean record. If you are convicted of drunk driving, then you could be fired, denied employment or placed on temporary leave without pay for a period of time. It is vital to your future well-being that your career is not ruined by a DUI conviction. Look to this firm for the representation that you need in your situation.

Defending Your Rights In Court

Our founding attorney, Michael Aed, was named to the list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. He is known for aggressively defending his clients in criminal cases.

Contact us today for the representation that you need. Call our Fresno office now at 559-495-9320, or email us for more information.