Under Florida law, not all DUI offenses are treated equally. If you drive for a living, you probably have a commercial driver’s license. If you’re stopped by a police officer on suspicion of driving under the influence, the impact on your livelihood and your ability to support your family can be devastating. Being accused of a DUI is bad enough. Being accused when you need your CDL to be able to feed your family can be terrifying.
If you refuse a breathalyzer test or other chemical test, you can lose your commercial license. If you do take a breathalyzer test and you blow over .08, you can also lose your commercial license. You will not be able to drive a commercial vehicle, and you’ll suffer all the same fines and penalties as non-commercial drivers in addition to this hardship. Florida does offer hardship licenses, but if you’re a commercial driver, you won’t qualify for a year. That’s a lot of lost income.
Your livelihood depends on contacting a qualified and experienced Orlando DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Your problem won’t go away if you ignore it. You need to bring someone in on your case to begin defending against your problem immediately. Don’t scroll through the phone book and choose an attorney at random. You need someone who has successfully represented commercial drivers against DUI charges before. The legal team at Katz & Phillips has the experience, the knowledge and dedication to do everything possible to help you keep or restore your driving privileges. Call us for a consultation. Your future may depend on it.