Commercial Drivers And DUI

New Jersey drunk driving laws are tough on all drivers, but especially on those who hold commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs). The legal limit for drivers of passenger vehicles is a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08. However, the legal limit for drivers of commercial vehicles is only .04. Even if you were driving your own car at the time — not your commercial vehicle — you will still face the loss of your CDL.

Do not take any chances with your freedom or your future. Contact the experienced DUI defense attorneys at the law firm of D’Alessandro & D’Alessandro, LLC, for skilled defense. In addition to defending first-time offenders and those with multiple DUI charges, we also represent clients who refused a Breathalyzer test. We help CDL holders throughout Basking Ridge, Bernards Township and Bedminster.

The Loss Of Your CDL Can Cost More Than You Know

The normal penalties and costs of a DUI conviction in New Jersey may include:

  • Thousands of dollars in fees and fines
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • Significant jail time
  • Ignition interlock devices
  • Community service
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Lost employment opportunities
  • Points on your driving record

Penalties can vary depending on your blood alcohol content (BAC) level and your criminal record. However, the loss of your CDL may be the most significant of all the penalties you face. While jail time certainly impacts your freedom and heavy fines may drain your bank account, your CDL is likely critical to maintaining your entire career. Don’t let it slip away without a fight.

Investigating Every Avenue To Protect Your Freedom And Career

Together, the lawyers at D’Alessandro & D’Alessandro, LLC, have the knowledge and skill to explore all options in your defense. We can fight for you at trial and in negotiations with the prosecutor to try to dismiss or downgrade charges, reduce fines and protect your ability to drive.

Call our Bernards Township law firm today at 908-766-5400 or send us an email to arrange a consultation and get us started working on your case.