A Commercial Drivers License (or CDL) is needed by anyone who engages in the transport of goods via motor vehicle in the State of Florida. People who drive trucks and tractor trailers to deliver goods need a Commercial Drivers License in order to do so. When we are talking about a Commercial Drivers License we are talking about a job and a livelihood and if you have been arrested in Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda or Cape Coral for DUI while operating a Commercial Vehicle not only is your liberty at stake but your livelihood is at stake as well.
CDL DUI Legal Limits
Not only are the stakes higher when your ability to do your job is at risk but the legal limit necessary for a Prosecutor to obtain a conviction for CDL DUI is lower. A normal DUI requires a breath alcohol or blood alcohol limit of .08 – however when you are charged with Commercial Drivers License DUI all that is necessary to obtain a conviction is a breath alcohol or blood alcohol limit of .04.
Can You Get a CDL with DUI History?
If you are trying to obtain a Commercial Drivers License a past DUI conviction may act as a roadblock to you obtaining your CDL. When your DUI conviction less than three years old it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain a CDL. DUI convictions trigger automatic reactions at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Anybody who has spent time trying to negotiate or navigate through the red tape of a bureaucratic institution such as the DMV knows what a frustrating and difficult process it is.
Finding a Commercial Drivers License DUI Attorney
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney from Viacava & Cantor if you need assistance with any issues regarding Commercial Drivers Licenses and DUI. The lawyers at Viacava & Cantor are ready to assist you regarding any issue related to your CDL and a past or pending DUI in Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and Cape Coral. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.