Commercial DUI

Commercial DUI in NE

For commercial drivers such as bus drivers and tractor-trailer drivers, they are held to a much higher standard concerning the legal limit for driving while under the influence. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has established higher standards for commercial drivers on the road due to the risk they pose to public safety and their employer if they are involved in an alcohol-related accident.

Who is considered a commercial driver?

  • Church drivers
  • Any persons leasing a commercial motor vehicle
  • Anyone assigning drivers to operate motor vehicles
  • Federal, state and local government drivers
  • Transport for disabled veterans, girl scouts or other civic organizations

BAC for Commercial Driver is .04 Percent

Commercial drivers are only allowed to have a BAC level of .04 percent which his half the legal limit. Depending on your gender, height and weight, you could have one to two beers or glasses of wine with dinner and be considered too impaired to drive. The FMCSA also established another rule that prohibits commercial drivers from driving if they have consumed alcohol within the last four hours.

Penalties for Commercial DUI

The penalties for commercial DUI are harsher than the penalties for a regular DUI. Commercial drivers drinking while on the job pose a huge safety concern to themselves and others on the road. If you are convicted of a commercial DUI, you could face the below penalties.

  • Your license could be suspended or revoked
  • Expensive fees to reinstate your license
  • Points on your license incurred
  • You could lose your job
  • Insurance rates increase
  • Jail time
  • Heavy fines

Were You Arrested for Commercial DUI?

If you have been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol as a commercial driver, it is imperative that you consider retaining an experienced Lincoln DUI lawyer. At Monzón, Guerra & Associates, we can launch a thorough investigation into your case to ensure you are adequately represented, and justice prevails. Work with a results-driven, courtroom experienced attorney.

Contact us our offices today!