Atlanta, Georgia DUI CDL – Commercial Driver’s License
Georgia’s DUI law makes it a crime to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher; however, the legal limit is only .04% for individuals who are operating or in physical control of a commercial vehicle.
After a drunk-driving arrest, your license may be automatically suspended if you failed a breathalyzer or refused to take one all together. For a first offense, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) will prohibit you from driving a commercial vehicle for one year.
If you did take a breath test, there is a chance that your CDL license could be reinstated after 120 days if you have not been convicted of drunk-driving within the past five years. Drivers who refuse the breathalyzer must wait a full year before having their license reinstated.
CDL holders carrying hazardous materials at the time of the DUI arrest could face a three-year license suspension—even for a first offense. Commercial drivers who have received two prior DUI convictions, or who refused to take the breathalyzer two times within five years, will lose their commercial driver’s license for life. Sadly, there is absolutely no way you can ever drive a commercial vehicle again once you are given a lifetime ban.
Invest in your future and livelihood by contacting Atlanta DUI Lawyer Lee Webb. Mr. Webb has handled numerous Atlanta, Georgia DUI CDL cases—many with successful results. Because he understands that your employment is at stake, Mr. Webb will aggressively defend your case. He can work with a team of DUI investigators and toxicologist to analyze the evidence in your case in order to prepare an effective defense.
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