Florida law holds CDL drivers to a higher standard than that of a person holding a regular driver’s license. If you are a CDL driver and you are accused of DUI, you will need aggressive and tenacious attorney to represent you. The attorneys of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins have years of experience defending CDL drivers in their DUI charge.
Can I get a hardship license if I have a CDL?
No. CDL drivers are not eligible for a hardship or BPO license if they are convicted of DUI. They must go for the entire suspension period with no license.
Is there a difference in the blow?
For the criminal charge the standard is the same. You can be charged with DUI if you blow .08 or above. There is no separate DUI charge specific to CDL drivers.
However, on the administrative side, if you hold a CDL and you blow over a .04 your CDL will be suspended for one year. If it is the second time you have blown over a .04 your CDL will be revoked permanently.
What if I have a hazmat endorsement?
If you have a hazmat endorsement, and you are found to be driving under the influence while transporting hazardous materials, your license will be suspended for three years!! There is no provision for a hardship license during this three year period.
How can the law office of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins help me?
If you are a commercial driver, your livelihood depends on your license. At the law office of Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins we understand the predicament you can find yourself in if you are accused of DUI as a commercial driver. Our office has experience in defending commercial drivers accused of DUI. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in both the criminal and administrative laws. This allows us the best chance to defend you against the accusation. If you are a commercial driver accused of DUI call us today at 813-200-4412 to fully discuss your options. We are available 24/7 to consult with you!!