CA Vehicle Code 23152(d)

DUI for Commercial Drivers

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DUI for Commercial Drivers,
CA Vehicle Code 23152(d)

If you’ve recently been arrested for a DUI and have a commercial driver’s license then it’s crucial that you contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.  Even if you were not driving a commercial vehicle at the time of your arrest you are still subjugated to increased penalties.

When driving a commercial vehicle you are allowed a maximum blood alcohol concentration of 0.04%. However, if you are not driving a commercial vehicle at the time of incident then you are allowed a maximum blood alcohol concentration of 0.08%, just like the majority of motorists.

Similar to DUI for persons under 21 , California has a very strict policy for those who operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol who have a commercial driver’s license.

Commercial driver’s license holders are subjugated to increased punishments for a DUI.  These punishments include:

  • Informal probation
  • Up to one year in county jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Up to three years of alcohol education
  • A mandatory one-year suspension of your commercial driver’s license for your first offense
  • A potential lifetime suspension of your commercial driver’s license for any subsequent offenses

Your criminal defense attorney will fight a commercial DUI charge like he or she would fight any other DUI charge.  He or she will point out any inaccuracies in the police report, make sure all tests were administered correctly., and contact any witnesses or other persons who were present at the time of the incident.

All DUI cases are important and require ample time and energy, as well a full understanding of the court system.  If you’re facing a DUI conviction and your livelihood is at stake then it’s important to contact a skilled criminal defense attorney immediately.

 

References

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc23152.html

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