Commercial truck drivers and others with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) are held to high standards by both the federal government and the Ohio BMV. The government is strategically going to war against truck drivers on two fronts: not only is the government concerned with your driving habits in your truck or commercial vehicle, but also in your own personal vehicle outside of work.
When operating any commercial vehicle, the maximum BAC you can legally have is .04. In your personal vehicle, the maximum is .08. If you are pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving, whether you are on- or off-duty, both of your licenses could be at risk. With so much at stake, drinking and driving is never a good idea!
While most people understand that drinking and driving is dangerous, the fact is that from time to time, people make mistakes. If you are accused of drunk driving, you could face a one year driver’s license suspension for a first DUI offense. If it happens again, you could face a lifetime ban, meaning that your entire livelihood could be destroyed.
What Can I Do if I am Accused of DUI?
If you are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, whether in your truck or personal vehicle, the first thing you need to remember is that you have a constitutional right not to incriminate yourself. Politely refuse any field or chemical tests requested by the police officer and contact The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC as soon as possible. The less evidence you give to police, the better for our firm to protect your rights and possibly reduce or eliminate your charges. We may be able to help you preserve not only your commercial driver’s license, but your personal license as well.
Don’t risk losing your job and everything you have worked hard for over a DUI conviction. Remember: If you’re stopped by the man, call the man! If you need DUI defense in Cincinnati, there’s only one person to call, and that is Steven R. Adams. For a free consultation with our Cincinnati DUI attorney at The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC, call our office today at (513) 285-9020.