Elgin, Illinois CDL Driving Under the Influence Lawyer
Aggressive Defense for Commercial Driver’s License DUIs in Kane County
If you operate a commercial vehicle and are arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), it can cost you not only your driving privileges, but your livelihood as well. Truck drivers and other commercial operators depend on their driver’s license to work and support their families, and even one DUI conviction can put you out of business. If you find yourself in this situation, you need legal representation from an experienced Illinois commercial driver’s license DUI attorney. With so much on the line, you cannot afford to be without a qualified attorney with the experience and commitment to keeping you working and avoiding a CDL suspension or revocation.
I am Elgin, Illinois DUI attorney Brian J. Mirandola. For over 15 years, I have practiced criminal law in Kane County; seven of those years were spent as assistant county prosecutor. I have handled numerous commercial DUI cases from both sides of the fence, and I know the tactics used by the prosecution to gain a conviction. I understand how important it is for you to keep your CDL, and I put my experience to work to do everything possible bring about a successful outcome for your case. I work with each client personally, and I am available even after business hours to discuss your case and address any questions or concerns you may have.
It is important to note that when it comes to DUIs and other serious traffic violations, commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than the general public. When operating a commercial vehicle, a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of only .04 is enough to be charged with a DUI, as opposed to a .08 BAC level when driving a personal vehicle. Another thing to bear in mind is that if someone with a commercial license is arrested for DUI while driving their personal vehicle, their CDL may still be suspended or revoked.
Penalties for Commercial Driver’s License DUIs in Illinois
Commercial vehicle operators face very strict penalties if convicted of a DUI. The penalty for the first offense is a one year disqualification of your CDL. The second offense could lead to a lifetime disqualification. Court supervision is considered the same as a conviction in commercial DUI cases, so this is not a desirable option if you are trying to avoid a CDL suspension. With this in mind, the best defense for a CDL DUI is to try to avoid a conviction by exposing any possible weakness in the case. For example, the police may have pulled you over without probable cause, or they may have administered a faulty sobriety test. Weather and/or driving conditions may have also played a role in the incident.
Since every circumstance is unique, there is no uniform way to defend every CDL DUI case. For this reason, I take the time to thoroughly examine each individual case and determine the best way to proceed toward securing your desired result. I cannot promise a certain outcome, but I can promise that as a Elgin, Illinois DUI attorney I will do everything possible to find a way to keep you driving. Contact my office today for your free consultation and find out what I can do for you.