The DMV will suspend a commercial driver’s license if a driver had an alcohol concentration of .04% or higher while driving a commercial vehicle (Cal VC 23152(d)). The D.A. has handled numerous commercial driver’s license DUI and will help you defend your DUI case. If that driver drove a non-commercial vehicle while DUI, for example, his personal car, his/her commercial driver’s license will be suspended only if the blood alcohol level is .08% or above.
The penalty for a commercial driver are a lot more severe not only because the alcohol levels are ½ the “usual” legal limits but also because the suspension is at least twice longer without a possibility of a restricted license (Cal VC 13352.4).
A driver with a commercial driver’s license will loose his commercial driver’s license for one year on a first offense (Cal VC 15300) and his entire life on a second offense (Cal VC 15302). If your commercial license is lost, obtain a non-commercial driver’s license to qualify for the restriction. A Los Angeles DUI Attorney may help obtain such a restricted license.
There are no specific commercial driver license defenses to a commercial driver. All defense to defend a regular DUI can be successfully used by Los Angeles Criminal Attorney to defend a commercial driver’s license. There are at least 15 different defenses that can be used to defend a DUI. Violation of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulation, can result in license suspension. Medical conditions including GERD and diabetes, illegal stops, illegal arrests, falsely high blood alcohol readings and a raising BAC defense.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles to defend your DUI. It is important to immediately act on your rights considering that your window to request a DMV hearing closes 10 days after the arrest.