When a commercial driver is facing DUI charges, one of the biggest unknowns they face is whether they’ll be able to continue working in their field.
Unfortunately, if you’re convicted of DUI as a commercial driver, you’ll be disqualified from commercial driving for up to a year.
If the cargo you were hauling was hazardous, the disqualification runs to three years.
And these penalties can be applied even if your blood alcohol level is half that of an ordinary driver – 0.04% is all that’s required to cost you your career.
Generally, commercial drivers find it extremely difficult to get work in their field after a DUI conviction.
Trucking operations consider the liability risk to be too high to work with people with a record of driving drunk.
If you’re a commercial driver in New Jersey facing DUI charges, there is hope.
Attorney Matthew Reisig has helped more than 1,000 New Jersey drivers avoid conviction on DUI charges.
Call him today at 732-625-9660 and talk to an experienced New Jersey DUI lawyer for free.