Commercial Drivers & DUI Charges
Alabama, like many other states, has little tolerance for commercial drivers who drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unlike ordinary citizens who have a .08 BAC threshold, commercial drivers can be arrested, charged and convicted of DUI if their blood-alcohol content is measured at .04 or more.
The attorneys at Peagler & Hollett, LLC protect their clients’ legal rights and help them understand the law and navigate the legal system to achieve successful outcomes. If you need legal help, contact us.
Take Immediate Action to Protect Your CDL License
Even if you were not driving a commercial vehicle when you were arrested for drunk driving, your commercial drivers’ license (CDL) license could still be suspended for one year (without the option for a hardship license) and you may face jail time and hefty fines if you are convicted. If you refused to take a breathalyzer test, your license could be suspended for up to two years. To protect your CDL, you need to contact a law firm such as Peagler & Hollett, LLC within 10 days of your arrest and take immediate steps to preserve your driving privileges.
The attorneys at our firm understand you have more at stake than the “average” person arrested for DUI. Regardless of whether you are convicted of one or of four drunk driving charges, you become unemployable. Even if your CDL is reinstated, many employers will not even consider you for a job.
To save your license, your career, your family’s income and your very livelihood, you need to hire an attorney immediately. You only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing to prevent your CDL from being suspended while the DUI charge is pending.
We Are Aggressive Advocates for Your Driving Privileges
At Peagler & Hollett, LLC, our attorneys aggressively pursue every avenue to protect your rights, reputation and record. Our first step is to protect your license from suspension while your charge is pending. Even if our efforts are unsuccessful at the first hearing, we can file an appeal to keep the license until your case is decided at trial.
In preparation for trial, we will begin an independent investigation into the circumstances of your traffic stop and whether all procedures were correctly followed. Further, we will challenge the evidence against you in hopes of seeing charges dropped, dismissed or reduced. If trial becomes necessary, you can count on that same high level of commitment and diligence as we seek to obtain an acquittal for you.
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