Daytona Beach Commercial DUI Attorney

Let Us Help You Defend Your License

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious charge in the state of Florida. However, the punishment for a conviction usually results in the loss of driving privileges. For people who depend on operating commercial motor vehicles (CMV) for a living, this loss of a driver’s license could prevent them from working their regular jobs, resulting in a loss of income.

If you’re a commercial driver who is under threat of losing their commercial driver’s license (CDL), don’t hesitate to talk to one of our skilled Dayton Beach criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible. The sooner you call us, the faster we can get to work investigating your case and looking for ways to poke holes in the prosecution’s case.

Get started by calling us at (888) 785-6548 or filling out our online form today.

Penalties

The most concerning punishment for being accused of a DUI is the loss of a commercial driver’s CDL. Florida will suspend a driver’s CDL if they are caught driving a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.04% or higher. The suspension will last about 1 year, and the driver will be ineligible for a hardship license. If, however, the driver was transporting hazardous materials at the time of the conviction, the CDL will be suspended for a minimum of 3 years.

Requesting a Hearing

If your CDL was suspended for failing or refusing a BAC test, you might be able to request a hearing to contest your suspension. You or your attorney will need to request a hearing with your local Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) Bureau for Administrative Reviews office within 5 days of your arrest. Time is of the essence in this type of case. Talk to one of our skilled Daytona Beach DUI attorneys about what to expect in such a hearing.

Call Us About Your Case Today

Commercial drivers have much more to lose if they are convicted of a DUI than an average passenger car driver. If you are facing the loss of your CDL, give yourself the best chance of defending your livelihood by calling Buckmaster & Ellzey today. We have more than 20 years of legal experience to offer your case, and our attorneys are passionate about defending the rights and freedom of our clients. We want to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Let us see what we can do for you.