NJ COMMERCIAL DRIVER DWI IN NEW JERSEY – AVOID LOSING YOUR CDL FROM YOUR DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE
Protect Your Career: Fight for Your Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in the Face of DUI Charges
Driving a commercial truck can be overwhelming, and not everyone can handle it. However, the compensation for trucking jobs is high, making commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) highly sought after. Losing your CDL due to a DUI charge will impact your career significantly. Note that you dont need to be driving the companys vehicle to lose your CDL; even if you were driving your personal car, a DUI conviction could lead to losing it. At Todd Spodek Law Firm, we specialize in truck driver DUI cases and will help protect your CDL by providing you with a vigorous defense.
Commercial Drivers License Requirements in New Jersey
Acquiring and retaining a CDL in New Jersey involves an extensive process that entails meeting specific requirements. Unlike being a resident of New Jersey or holding U.S citizenship or valid work visa status alone, getting a CDL requires passing several skills tests and proving your English proficiency as well as meeting certain medical standards.
As expected, traffic laws have different standards for drivers; there are higher standards for CDL drivers relative to passenger vehicle drivers. Minor offences that regular drivers could get away with can quickly disqualify commercial drivers from getting/renewing their license. Traffic violations like speeding, tailgating, reckless driving, changing lanes illegally or leaving the scene of an accident may lead to disqualification of ones license.
In New Jersey, every motorist owes it to other road users to drive responsibly- part of which includes consenting to random testing during stops on suspicion of violating rules such as drug/alcohol use. A blood alcohol content (BAC) reading of 0.08% is proof of driving under the influence under New Jersey law.
However, the acceptable limit is lower for commercial drivers – BACs over 0.04% in commercial drivers can lead to the suspending of CDLs. This means that individuals risk losing their CDLs for drinking half of what is required in DWI convictions in traffic court. Beyond commercial driving, its also relevant to note that even driving personal cars under the influence may negatively impact careers.
How Our DUI Attorneys Can Help
At Todd Spodek Law Firm, we understand how a DUI conviction impacts commercial drivers and how significant a CDL license is in preserving one’s career. We have experienced DUI attorneys who’ll provide you with an effective defense against such charges, protecting your CDL and your livelihood. If need be, we have certified sobriety test defense attorneys and breath-test machine operators who understand how these tests work and can effectively challenge them.
Additionally, our attorneys will explore possible defenses based on legal mistakes during your arrest or charging process. We will examine reasons for stopping your vehicle and assert any viable defense relating to field sobriety tests, as we rigorously investigate evidence related to charges against our clients- both corporate and personal.
Finally, beyond the professional-defense end, our team assures you of guidance and support systems that will help clear the air for concerns around ones career following such cases- especially for truckers with significant financial obligations such as loans/mortgages.
Contact Us Today
Schedule your free consultation at Todd Spodek Law Firm today by calling 212-300-5196. Whether its truck driver DUI cases or other offenses including robbery/burglary accusations among others visit us today! At Todd Spodek law firm, Se Habla Espanol & parliamo italiano (we speak Italian), so don’t hesitate to call us if experiencing language barriers while seeking support in criminal proceedings – Let us fight together!
Todd Spodek Law Firm is here to help keep you from losing valuable commercial driver’s licenses when facing DUI charges. Our tactical team of DUI defense attorneys specialize in CDL defense, complete with certified sobriety test defenses – Fighting to provide the strongest possible defense for cases requiring our services- Call us today!
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