Shakopee DWI Lawyer For CDL Drivers
Commercial vehicle drivers rely on their commercial driver’s license (CDL) to make a living. If anything happens to that license, then that means the driver is out of a job. Considering that commercial driving jobs pay a healthy wage, the loss of a CDL can result in lost earning capacity if the driver needs to change positions within the company or find a job elsewhere.
In Minnesota, one reason why a commercial driver may lose their CDL is due to commercial DWI. DWI/DUI with a CDL is much different than DWI when driving a passenger vehicle. If a person driving a commercial vehicle is found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .04 or above, then they are charged with DWI. This is much different than those in passenger vehicles that are not charged until their BAC is .08 and above.
If you have been charged with DWI/DUI, Langemo Law can help you. You will work with an experienced Waconia DWI/DUI lawyer who has helped many clients in Minnesota obtain the best possible results in their commercial DWI cases.
Strategic Commercial DWI Defense
Just because a commercial driver has been charged with DWI doesn’t mean that they are guilty. There are different reasons why testing could show a BAC of .04. But commercial DWI is taken so seriously due to the fact that commercial vehicles are large and dangerous. This means that the authorities and the prosecution are going to aggressively pursue the charges.
If convicted of commercial DWI, one of the administrative penalties is the revocation of the CDL for one year. For a person who is reliant upon their license to support themselves and their family, a year is a long time for a trucking company and that can result in job loss or a significant reduction in earning capacity. Factor in fines and the DWI becomes a very expensive situation.
Your attorney will strategically combat the DWI charges in order to preserve your driving privileges so that you can continue to work. Working to have the charge reduced to a traffic infraction can have a better result and increase the chances that a driver can retain their job.
Fighting For Your Future
When you employ a Minnesota DWI/DUI lawyer to fight for you, you are effectively fighting for your future. Even if you are on your second offense, you still have the right to fight. A second conviction can result in a lifetime ban of the CDL, which is all the more reason to fight. When Langemo Law fights for you, I am also fighting for the well-being and future of all who rely on you.
Contact A Scott County DWI/DUI Attorney
Your CDL is your livelihood. Without it, you cannot do your job and that could have some far reaching financial consequences. That is why when accused of DWI while on the job, fighting the charges with the help of an experienced attorney is in your best interest. Doing this will increase your chances of keeping your CDL and your job. If you or a loved one has been accused of a DWI/DUI with your CDL, call Langemo Law at 952-556-0056 for a free consultation.