For commercial drivers, a FL DUI conviction can drastically change your life. For an owner of a commercial driver’s license, DUI laws are more strict than they are for the regular driver. Upon a FL DUI Conviction, commercial drivers can expect a one year suspension of their commercial license if pulled over in any of the following circumstances:
1. driving a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .04 or above (regular legal limit is .08);
2. you refused to take the breath test while driving a commercial vehicle;
3. driving a commerical vehicle while in possession of a controlled substance (drugs including prescription drugs if you don’t have a presrciption); or
4. driving a personal vehicle while DUI (for the regular driver the license suspension is 6 months upon a first conviction).
Additionally, commercial drivers will have their commercial license permanently revoked if caught 2 times in any of the above scenarios. Unlike owners of a regular driver’s license, commercial drivers may not obtain a hardship commercial license. In other words, no more driving for a living for at least a year.
A FL DUI has serious consequences for anyone. But a FL DUI is especially serious for commercial drivers.
If you have been arrested for a DUI, contact the lawyers of the Ferraro Law Group today to put our experience to work for you.