The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) states that any commercial driver operating a commercial vehicle with a BAC of 0.04% or higher is considered to be driving under the influence.
If you’re a CDL holder and you either refuse a chemical test or take one and have a BAC of: 0.04% in your commercial vehicle 0.08% or higher in any vehicle your CDL is disqualified for 1 year.
If you drive a commercial vehicle placarded for hazardous materials, the penalty is 3 years.
It is important that you do not delay hiring a DWI attorney to handle this matter. You will have 15 days from the date of arrest to request a license hearing. Once requested, that hearing may not be scheduled for three or four months. If you let the 15 day limit expire, you will not be able to continue with your driving job after 40 days. Simply requesting the hearing could triple that time that you have to make a living. The hearing can also go a long way toward your defense. Contact DWI Attorney Mitch Miers today at (817) 803-2392 or use the form below to schedule a free consolation.