Olive Branch Commercial Driver’s Licenses Attorney
DUI (DWI/drunk driving) charges are a serious legal matter for any driver, but especially for CDL drivers. If you are a commercial vehicle driver facing drunk driving charges, you face not only the fines and criminal consequences of a DUI conviction but also the loss of your livelihood. CDLs are suspended for significantly longer periods of time for DUI convictions, even when the driver was not in a commercial vehicle when arrested.
If you are a commercial vehicle driver and are facing DUI charges in Mississippi, the Law Offices of James D. Franks is here to provide the advice and advocacy you need. With more than 40 years of criminal defense experience, James D. Franks is prepared to protect your rights, your CDL and your livelihood.
Contact us online or by telephone at 662-298-4296 or toll free at 800-219-0753 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Olive Branch commercial driver’s licenses attorney. We represent clients from DeSoto County and throughout Mississippi.
Drunk Driving Charges And Commercial Driver’s Licenses
For commercial drivers, a first-time DUI conviction will result in a one-year CDL suspension, even when the driver was not in a commercial vehicle when arrested. A second DUI conviction will lead to a lifetime suspension. The blood alcohol content limit for a CDL driver in a commercial vehicle is .04, compared to .08 for the general population. If you refuse to take the breath test, that will also result in a one-year CDL suspension, unless successfully defended.
Furthermore, having a DUI conviction will make it harder to find employment in the trucking industry. Trucking companies are not likely to take on inflated insurance premiums due to a driver’s criminal history. Also, many companies, especially those with government contracts, are prohibited from employing persons with DUI convictions.
The harsh consequences of a DUI charge make it imperative that you consult with a defense lawyer who understands how to fight drunk driving charges and defend against CDL suspension and revocation. Attorney James D. Franks has handled more than 4,500 drunk driving cases. He is well versed in successful DUI/DWI defense strategies that can help you save your license and your livelihood.
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If you are a commercial truck driver facing drunk driving charges in Mississippi, we are here to help you mount a strong defense and protect your CDL. Contact us online or by telephone at 662-298-4296 or toll free at 800-219-0753 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Olive Branch commercial driver’s license attorney.