Commercial Driver DUI

Bakersfield Commercial Driver DUI Lawyer

Arrested for DUI While Driving a Commercial Vehicle?

When you are charged with driving under the influence while operating a commercial vehicle, the penalties are much harsher than a regular DUI. You may also have your commercial driver's license (CDL) suspended, which can be devastating to your career. In addition, you could be facing a felony charge if you have prior DUI convictions.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence while operating a commercial vehicle, you need to seek legal representation as soon as possible. At Middlebrook & Associates, our Bakersfield commercial DUI defense lawyer has a proven track record of success in defending individuals who have been charged with various DUI offenses.

Call (661) 874-1325 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free consultation. Over 250 DUI trials handled with a 97.4 percent success rate!

Laws & Penalties for DUI While Driving a Commercial Vehicle in California

While the legal limit for driving a non-commercial vehicle (e.g., car, motorcycle, small truck, etc.) is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher, the legal limit for driving a commercial vehicle is a BAC of at least .04 percent. However, whether while driving a commercial or non-commercial vehicle, a conviction of any type of DUI in California can result in criminal penalties and commercial driver's license (CDL) suspension.

A first commercial DUI offense is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of 1 year, a fine of up to $1,000, and CDL disqualification for at least 1 year or 3 years, if the driver was transporting hazardous materials at the time of the arrest. A second conviction can result in lifetime CDL disqualification.

Without a CDL, commercial drivers will lose their ability to work, earn a living, and support their families. That is why it is imperative to defend yourself with the help of an experienced commercial DUI defense attorney.

Why You Need a Commercial DUI Attorney in Bakersfield, CA

If you have been arrested for DUI while operating a commercial vehicle, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. You need to have a lawyer who understands the laws that govern DUI while operating a commercial vehicle. Our Bakersfield commercial DUI lawyer can help you reduce your charges and fight to keep your CDL and your freedom. With your career and livelihood on the line, we know how to navigate the legal system to get the best possible results.

Contact us today at (661) 874-1325 to learn how our firm can help you.

Why Choose Middlebrook & Associates?

  • 38 Years of Collective Legal Experience
  • Over 250 DUI Trials Handled - With a 97.4% Success Rate
  • Handled More Than 8,500 DMV Hearings in Kern County
  • Expert Member of California DUI Lawyers Association
  • ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer - Scientist Designation
  • AV Rated by - Leading Authority on Attorney Ratings
  • Teaches Lawyers & Scientists - DUIDLA, American Academy of Forensic Science & American Chemical Society
  • Founding & Board Member - DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)
  • Top 100 Lawyers in America - DUI Defense

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