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Jacksonville Commercial DUI Attorney

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Commercial drivers are held to a much higher standard than drivers of passenger vehicles. Entrusted with difficult-to-maneuver trucks that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, drivers are expected to strictly adhere to the letter of the law when it comes to safety. If a law enforcement officer suspects that a driver is not meeting their duty of care, they can charge them with a crime which could result in a suspension of their commercial drivers license (CDL).

There are several reasons a CDL can be suspended, including:

  • Refusing to take a blood alcohol level (BAC) test
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while in possession of a controlled substance
  • Receiving two or more violations within the past three years

Whereas the legal limit for drivers of passenger vehicles is .08%, drivers of commercial vehicles are prohibited from driving with a BAC exceeding .04% under penalty of prosecution for DUI. If you are a commercial truck driver who has been charged with driving under the influence, seek immediate help from the Jacksonville DUI lawyers at Parks & Braxton, PA. The sooner you act, the better your chances may be to fight your charges and potentially save your license.

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Commercial Driver License Suspensions in Florida

The duration of a CDL suspension for driving under the influence depends on the severity of the offense. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol OR driving while in possession of an illegal substance typically results in a one-year license suspension. Drivers who refuse to take a BAC test also face anautomatic one-year suspension. If a driver is accused of DUI while transporting hazardous materials, the suspension is increased to a minimum of three years.

Drivers who have their licenses suspended under these circumstances will not be eligible for a hardship license, which could spell financial disaster for a driver and their family. That is why it is important for drivers facing criminal charges to act quickly. In Florida, you may be able to request a hearing to contest your license suspension through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, but you must call within 10 days of your arrest. When you choose to work with Parks & Braxton, PA, we can guide you through the entire process and ensure that your rights are protected.Fighting to Protect Your CDL

A DUI conviction can not only cost your freedom, it can also cost your driving privileges – a punishment that could deprive you of your livelihood. Don’t risk a conviction by waiting too long to call an attorney. At Parks & Braxton, PA, we have more than 40 years of combined experience handling DUI cases in Florida. Our case results speak for themselves – we know the law. Don’t wait another minute to put the full force of our powerhouse team on your side.

Contact us today to get started with your CDL DUI defense.

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