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Seattle Commercial DUI Attorney

You had a rough day driving throughout Tacoma, Bellevue and Everett. You decide to blow off some steam by hitting your favorite bar in Olympia. You only drank a few beers and still feel totally sober. Since your day’s going a lot better now, you decide it’s time to head home. When the police lights flash behind you, you’re cool and collected because you know you aren’t intoxicated and you’re only driving your private vehicle anyway -not the rig that left you in such a foul mood earlier today. When the officer pulls you over, she gives you a portable breath test that yields a 0.04% BAC. Then she tells you, “you’re in big trouble,” and clicks the cuffs around your wrists. Now you’re asking, “what just happened?”

DUI Laws for Commercial Vehicle Drivers

As a commercial vehicle driver, you’re under the jurisdiction of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act or FMCSA. Under this federal law, commercial drivers cannot have a BAC above 0.04%, even if they’re driving their private, non-commercial vehicles. You now might lose your job, your license and be put behind bars. At this point, it is absolutely critical that you hire a top drunk driving defense attorney in King County. will work hard to fight against the loss of your CDL, your private driver’s license and your freedom. Under the FMCSA, you may lose your commercial license for one year if you have been convicted of a DUI or if you refused to take a chemical test to evaluate your blood alcohol concentration. To make matters worse, if you have one prior DUI conviction, you may lose your commercial license for life.

Consult a DUI Lawyer in Seattle, WA

If you take your livelihood seriously, do not drink and drive. If you made a mistake and did drive after drinking though, contact an experienced King County commercial DUI lawyer immediately. The right DUI defense lawyer in Washington State can mean the difference between your continued life as you know it and collecting unemployment checks after your release from jail.

If you have any questions or would like to set up your free initial consultation with an experienced Seattle DUI lawyer in our office, please call today.

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