There are strict laws for individuals who operate commercial vehicles while under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol. Not only could you face a significant jail sentence and expensive fines, you may also lose your commercial driver's license and-as a result-your livelihood. If you were accused of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in your capacity as a commercial driver, you need to speak with an accomplished and trustworthy DWI attorney immediately.
Our Lake Jackson criminal defense lawyer at JM Davis Law PLLC is here to fight for your rights. Let us stand up for you during this time.
For other drivers on the road, the legal limit is 0.08% blood alcohol content (BAC). For drivers of commercial vehicles, including transportation vehicles and vehicles carrying cargo, Texas law prohibits any "measurable or detectable" amount of alcohol in their systems. A commercial vehicle driver who tests with a BAC of 0.04% or higher in the state of Texas is legally considered intoxicated.
The penalties for a driver of a commercial vehicle who is charged with DWI include potential jail time, expensive fines, and more.
In addition, an individual who hold's a commercial driver's license will lose his / her driving privilege for a period of one year if:
In addition, if the commercial driver was transporting hazardous materials when one of the above conditions took place, he or she will lose their commercial vehicle license for a period of three years. Our team at JM Davis Law PLLC understands how to protect your license so you can stay on the road and maintain your livelihood.
Call us now at (855) 390-0455 for a free case evaluation with a Lake Jackson DWI attorney.
If you know that you can pass the tests when asked to perform them, you can choose to take them--but keep in kind many peiple can't pass them when they are sober! attempt them.
Otherwise, tell the officer you’d like to contact a lawyer, and refuse the field sobriety tests without a lawyer present.
Another approach you could take is asking the officer if you’re required to take the field sobriety tests. The honest answer: no, you’re not.
Stay polite and courteous, but do not apologize or admit to anything. Don’t try to talk your way out of anything, as you will likely incriminate yourself indoing so.
Exercise your rights. When the officer asks you incriminating questions-How much have you had to drink? When did you have your first drink? and so on...explain that your are uncomfortable answering questions of a criminal nature without an attornery present-ask to have your attorney present for any questioning, and tell the officer you otherwise would like to exercise your right to remain silent. Regardless of his response to your statements (“You’re not under arrest” or “You don’t need an attorney”), remain silent.
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