If you are a commercial driver in the Winston-Salem area who has been charged with a DWI or DUI, Greenwood Law is the experienced criminal defense firm to represent you. Our attorneys have successfully defended numerous commercial drivers against alcohol-related infractions, helping to preserve their commercial driver’s license (CDL) and protect them from criminal penalties. Work with a knowledgeable law firm that can guide you through this frightening process and help you save your career.
Understand The Standards For Commercial Drivers
The state of North Carolina holds commercial drivers to a much stricter standard than other drivers. In our state, commercial drivers are prohibited from:
- Having any detectable trace of alcohol in their blood
- Refusing to take a breathalyzer test
- Operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with a BAC over .04
- Driving any other vehicle with a BAC over .08
Law enforcement and prosecutors take drug- and alcohol-related criminal charges very seriously, often imposing harsh civil and criminal penalties that can include:
- A 24-hour out-of-service order
- A suspended or permanently revoked CDL or regular driver’s license
- Fees and a waiting period to reinstate your CDL
- Mandatory drug or alcohol treatment programs
- Jail time
Don’t Let A DUI Affect Your Commercial Driver’s License. Work With A Lawyer.
A conviction for a DWI or DUI can wreak havoc on your career as a commercial driver. Other employers in your industry may not wish to hire someone who has a criminal conviction. The field of commercial driving can be very insular, which means that word of your criminal record can spread quickly, damaging your personal reputation.
Fortunately, there are ways to fight the charges against you. At Greenwood Law, we understand how vital your career is to you and your family’s security. Our defense attorneys can work with you to build a strong and persuasive case in your favor, often resulting in reduced charges, dropped charges or lighter criminal penalties.