Vista DUI Attorneys – (619) 377-3722
If you are a commercial driver employed to deliver goods, provide rides to paying patrons, or any other professional duty, you cannot afford to receive a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction. Doing so would jeopardize more than just your freedoms but also your career and livelihood. Come to JD Law for aggressive and knowledgeable legal counsel from our Vista DUI attorneys with more than 30 years of combined experience helping people in situations just like yours.
Initial consultations are free – schedule yours today.
Commercial DUI Rules & Penalties
California law states that anyone who has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level over 0.08% is legally intoxicated and must not operate a motor vehicle of any kind. Commercial drivers are held to much stricter standards, reaching legal intoxication at only 0.04%. Law enforcement officers are also permitted to determine dangerous intoxication on their own, meaning you could be arrested for commercial DUI even if your BAC is below the legal limit.
If convicted of a commercial DUI, you could face:
- Jail time
- High fines
- Ignition interlock device installment
- Automatic license revocation
You will be unable to operate your vehicle in accordance to your occupation, creating the risk of unemployment. Unlike a standard DUI, commercial DUI convictions also usually require drivers to retake driver’s education courses and pay high reinstatement fees to regain their driving privileges. Additionally, commercial drivers must be aware that receiving a DUI in their personal vehicle can cause them to lose the right to operate their commercial vehicle as well.
Occupations that could be affected by a commercial or standard DUI include:
- Commercial truck driver
- Bus driver
- Mail courier
- Food delivery service driver
Craft Your Defense with a Trustworthy Team
At JD Law, we dedicate each moment of our time to our clients. This is the sort of commitment you should expect and do deserve from legal counsel, and we are proud to say that we deliver on it. Going above and beyond other law firms, we are also led by a board certified criminal law expert, Vista DUI Attorney James N. Dicks. This certification is only awarded to a small percentage of lawyers who can prove they have the skills, know-how, and professionalism to succeed for their clients. To get that caliber of service on your side, please do not hesitate to contact us today.