DWI Lawyer for Commercial Drivers in Houston
Drivers who hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are held to
a higher standard while on the road. This is due in large part due to
the sheer size and power of the majority of commercial vehicles and their
capacity to do great damage to other vehicles and drivers if operated
recklessly. In Texas, the consequences of a DWI charge while driving a
commercial vehicle are severe and can have long-term, negative effects
on your life.
Penalties and Fines for Commercial DWI
Penalties and fines for commercial drivers charged with driving under the
influence of drugs and alcohol are always stiff. According to the
Department of Motor Vehicles, commercial drivers who refuse to take chemical tests or who are found
to have a blood alcohol content level of 0.04%, which is half the legal
limit for other drivers, are considered to be driving while impaired.
Drivers who are found to be above this legal limit while driving will
have their CDL invalidated for a year. If you are a commercial driver
found to be operating a vehicle labelled to contain hazardous materials
while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, your CDL will be invalidated
for 3 years.
Drivers of any class who receive a DWI in the state of Texas will be subject
to fines (not including attorney and court fees), required to take DWI
courses or participate in state-mandated programs to prevent drunk driving,
and likely required to pay higher rates for auto insurance. Commercial
drivers found to be guilty of DWI in Texas are also required by law to
advise their employer(s) of their conviction, which puts offenders at
risk of unemployment thereafter.
Get a Qualified Professional on Your Side
A DWI conviction can be devastating for CDL-holders. If you are being
charged with DWI, don’t delay in bringing an experienced commercial
DWI lawyer into your corner. Call
The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC
at (713) 489-2009 or send us your information to receive a
free case assessment