There are few things worse than being charged with a DUI. Unfortunately, if you received a DUI with a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you can expect to face even harsher penalties that will impact many facets of your life. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Morristown DUI defense lawyer to learn more about CDL DUIs and how our firm can help if you’ve received one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What BAC do I need to be charged with a DUI with a CDL in New Jersey?
When law enforcement believes someone is driving while intoxicated, they will typically ask the driver to take a breath test. If the driver blows .08% or higher, he or she will receive a DUI. However, if the driver was operating a commercial vehicle, he or she only needs to have a BAC of .04% or higher to receive a DUI.
What are the penalties for a first-offense DUI with a CDL in NJ?
If you were recently charged with a DUI with a CDL, you can expect to face various penalties, including potential jail time, high fines, and the suspension of your commercial driver’s license. Upon conviction for a first-offense DUI, you will most likely lose your CDL for one year. You should note, however, that if you were transporting hazardous materials, you will most likely face a three-year CDL suspension.
What happens if I am convicted of a second DUI with a CDL in New Jersey?
Unfortunately, if you are found guilty of driving while intoxicated with a commercial driver’s license for the second time in the state of New Jersey, you will most likely face the permanent revocation of your commercial driver’s license. You will also most likely face a suspension of your standard driver’s license as well. A second DUI with a CDL will, therefore, not only impact your livelihood, but your life as a whole. Fortunately, if you are facing DUI charges in New Jersey, you’ve come to the right place. Our firm has the knowledge needed to effectively combat your charges at every turn. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
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