How a DUI Affects a Commercial License in Los Angeles
Having a commercial driver's license and being arrested for DUI in Los Angeles County can be on of the most frightening things to happen to someone. Not only are you dealing with the criminal side of the DUI in LA County but also your driving privileges, which may mean you career and livelihood. Let our experienced Los Angeles County DUI attorneys help you through this difficult process. You only have 10 days to contact the DMV from the date of the arrested! If you contact and retain us with the ten day window we will handle this on your behalf. You will most likely retain full driving privileges for several months while we deal with both the LA court case as well as the DMV. If successful at the DMV and in court, it could result in no loss or your commercial driver's license and save you your career.
Some common misconceptions about commercial driving privileges and DUI in Los Angeles County have to do with BAC levels. As a commercial driver, if, and ONLY if, you were driving a commercial vehicle at the time, the legal limit for you blood alcohol content is a BAC of .04. This is different from a regular DUI that has a legal limit of a .08 BAC. If were we arrested in LA County and NOT driving a commercial vehicle then the standard of .08 BAC would apply to you. However, if convicted of even a regular DUI, you will still lose you commercial license for at least 1 year. Depending on the company you work for, you may have reporting requirements. Even without reporting requirements, you will want to know if your company has a union so that you may contact the union representation. There is also the decision if you want to self-report the DUI to your work. There are things that can be done to save your driving privileges but the window is small. Get the best possible defense team on your side and contact our Los Angeles DUI defense lawyers immediately.