Commercial DWI

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 today

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