Oklahoma DUI with a CDL
While the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for drivers over 21 is .08%, commercial driver's license holders can be charged with DUI for operating a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04% or higher. If you have a CDL and test over this limit or refuse to submit to a breath or blood test, you face a serious license penalty that will not only take away your ability to drive, but jeopardize your career as well.
CDL Holder Penalties for DUI
The penalties for a DUI with a CDL depend on the number of prior offenses on your record and the type of commercial vehicle you were operating at the time of your arrest. If this is your first offense, the State can revoke your CDL for a one-year period. However, for a second offense, your CDL can be revoked for life.
If you were operating a vehicle with hazardous materials on board, the CDL license revocation period is increased to three years. For a second DUI, your CDL will be revoked for life and you will never be able to operate a commercial vehicle again.
In addition to these license penalties, you could also be sentenced to jail time, fines, community service and an evaluation for substance abuse. Depending on your case, you may also be required to mount an installation interlock device in your vehicle as part of your license reinstatement.
If You Have a CDL, a DUI May Mean Your Job
As a commercial driver, the ability to operate a vehicle is essential to your career. The legal team at the Edge Law Firm understands just what is at stake, and can apply their years of training and experience to your case.
Take the first step in protecting your rights, and your career. For a free evaluation of your case, fill out our online form or call (877) DUI-EDGE or (918) 582-6333 right now.