Nashville Commercial DUI Lawyer
Experienced, Aggressive Representation for CDL Holders
If you are a commercial driver, you need to know that you face some unique challenges when you have been charged with a DUI. For example, if you are convicted of a DUI, you could face some serious consequences, including jail time, fines, and the loss of your commercial driver's license (CDL). Additionally, a conviction could mean that you will lose your job, since most employers require employees to maintain a clean driving record. Fortunately, you do not have to face these challenges alone. Our experienced Nashville DUI lawyers at May & McKinney, PLLC have handled thousands of DUI cases, and we are ready to fight for your rights.
What Is Considered a DUI for Commercial Drivers?
The consequences of a commercial driver's DUI conviction can be devastating, as you could lose your job and your ability to earn an income. However, commercial drivers do not face the same penalties as regular drivers. For example, a commercial driver who has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .04 percent or more could face a civil penalty, but not a criminal conviction. However, a commercial driver who has a BAC of .04 percent or more and who has caused a traffic accident could face a criminal conviction.
Penalties for Commercial DUI in Tennessee
A first-time DUI offense carries a jail sentence of up to 11 months and 29 days, a maximum fine of $1,000, and CDL disqualification for 1 year. However, if you were transporting hazardous materials at the time of the incident, then the disqualification period is 3 years.
Keep in mind, a second DUI offense can result in permanent CDL disqualification.
Contact a Nashville Commercial DUI Attorney Today
If you are a commercial driver and have been charged with a DUI, you should not hesitate to contact May & McKinney, PLLC as soon as possible. We can help you explore your options and protect your rights. In addition, we have handled thousands of DUI cases and can ensure that your case is handled with the care and attention it deserves.
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