CDL And Drunk Driving
Your livelihood as a commercial truck driver is on the line from the moment you are pulled over and asked by a police officer, "Have you had anything to drink tonight?"
You know that a DUI conviction can wreak havoc on anyone's life. You likely also know that commercial drivers are subject to a lower BAC level (.04) for DUI offenses. As a commercial driver, your paycheck is riding on the ability to avoid being found guilty of driving under the influence in Illinois. My criminal defense firm knows that for anyone facing criminal charges in the state, results are measured only by whether they can avoid jail time, fines and disqualification of their CDL. I have spent more than 15 years fighting for drivers and other people in Southern Illinois, and I can use my experience to help you as well.
The sooner you seek the advice of an experienced lawyer, the more options you may have to contest the government's charges. Also, investing in qualified legal counsel now can pay off in the long run if you are able to keep your CDL and your job. Call my Belleville office at 618-509-9724.
A DUI Attorney Committed To Helping You Keep Your Freedom ... And Your Job
There are many ways to challenge the government's underlying claim that you were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and ways to minimize the damage when some form of punishment is likely. It only takes an experienced and aggressive lawyer to make the most effective arguments in your case.
As your attorney, I will look closely at the circumstances that surrounded the arrest to see if the police played by the rules, or if in fact they violated fundamental constitutional rights. I will also determine whether any evidence they relied on — a field sobriety test, Breathalyzer or blood test — was faulty.
I will look for every opportunity to force the government to drop the charges against you or seek reduced charges that will avoid having any evidence of drunk driving added to your record, allowing you to keep your job and earn a living.