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Commercial Driver's License DUI Penalties

If you are arrested for driving under the influence on a commercial driver’s license, the stakes are higher than in a regular OUIL or DUI case. Our Michigan DUI attorneys know the importance of your driving privileges, and will work to protect you from amplified charges and penalties that could leave you without a license for a significant amount of time. Additionally, our experienced lawyers understand the amplified criminal penalties that CDL drivers face, and can help you navigate through the criminal process with a complete understanding of every issue that is affecting your case.

CDL Federal and State Laws

Commercial drivers are subject to enhanced restrictions on blood alcohol content and enhanced penalties for any driving violation. These penalties can apply even if you are not operating a commercial vehicle at the time of the infraction. It is absolutely essential that you contact a lawyer with experience immediately if you are facing CDL OWI charges in Michigan, and fight back against potentially devastating criminal punishment. Our law firm is experienced and knowledgeable in commercial driver’s license regulations and charges, and can skillfully guide you to a great result in your case.

Commercial Driver’s License Federal Alcohol Laws

If you are driving on a CDL, you have already consented to certain restrictions on your driving privileges and rights under federal law. You may lawfully be tested at random for drug or alcohol use by your employer or by a police officer who suspects you may be driving under the influence of alcohol. Under federal law, commercial drivers may not operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.04 or higher, half of the legal limit for ordinary drivers. Additionally, the federal administration has a zero tolerance policy for drug use, and requires random testing for the use of certain drugs.

Defending Truck Driver DUI’s Throughout Michigan

Contact Grabel & Associates if you have been accused of violating federal CDL restrictions. Hire us to guide you through the laws affecting your driving privileges and rights, and let us build a great defense for your commercial driving case. If you violate federal restrictions, you could be subject to civil and criminal penalties which could include license suspension, fines, and additional punishment under Michigan state law. Contact us now to avoid harsh penalties for a CDL infraction.

CDL Driving Under the Influence

Anyone operating a vehicle with a commercial driver’s license has already consented to submit to a chemical test. If you refuse to submit to this test, your license can be suspended for a year, or more if you were transporting dangerous materials at the time of the offense. If you are found to be in violation of BAC limits, or are operating under the influence of alcoholic liquor, you will be subject to the criminal penalties and restrictions associated with these offenses, along with potentially amplified license suspension, fines, and points on your license.

Our law firm is dedicated to criminal defense in Michigan, and our commitment to practicing only one area of law allows us to gain valuable experience in all types of criminal cases. Our DUI and OUIL lawyers know what works in Michigan courts and will explain every legal possibility to you, allowing you to direct your legal steps towards an impressive outcome. We aggressively defend clients accused of operating under the influence of alcohol while driving on a commercial license, and will immediately begin working on your case.

Our Proven Approach to Commercial Driver’s License Cases

We recognize that when your occupation, livelihood, and freedom are on the line, you need an exceptional lawyer to step up and take control of your criminal case outcome. At Grabel & Associates, we are dedicated to spending ample time with each client on every detail of their DUI case, and will continuously consult with you in order to ensure our legal strategies line up with your legal goals. Without a lawyer, you will be faced with aggressive police and prosecutors trying to convict you and take away your driving privileges for as long as possible, so contact a lawyer immediately and fight back.

Our Michigan DUI defense attorneys investigate every detail of any case we take, and will look over every aspect of your CDL case to make sure nothing is missed that could help you earn a great result. Our approach has been proven in thousands of past cases, and our proven results demonstrate how our lawyers’ combined 100 years of legal experience directly affects the case results of our clients.

Contact Grabel & Associates for DUI or OUIL Defense

Call us toll free at 1-800-342-7896 to speak with an experienced case analyst about your CDL case and learn more about federal and state laws affecting your criminal case. We are available 24/7 to begin defending your case and aggressively working towards a great outcome. You can also contact trial attorney Scott Grabel online and set up a free consultation. Read more about the alcohol related penalties for Michigan CDL drivers and contact us if you believe you could face criminal charges. We look forward to defending you in any stage of your Michigan case and working together to protect your rights and earn your freedom.

Client Reviews

If you are reading these reviews you are about to make a decision that will have a large impact on the rest of your life. I choose Grabel and Associates to represent me in my case and I could not have been more satisfied with the level of professionalism and dedication to their clients. I had the opportunity to meet and work with multiple lawyers in the practice all of which showcased a vast knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the legal system. When you choose Scott Grabel to represent you will open yourself up to all of his resources. Depending on your case Grabel knows experts in all fields. I worked with polygraph examiners, investigators, and forensics experts. Grabel and Associates will defend without prejudice of innocence or guilt. Scott Grabel was able to lead me through every step of the process with great communication the whole way. I would recommend Scott Grabel and Associates to my friends, family and anyone who is in need of representation. B. A.
Best attorney in state of Michigan. Caring and a true friend. Scott was with us every step of the way. He fought for a great injustice for our son and was able to provide an outcome that gave his life back. L. A.
Scott and his firm did an awesome job representing a family member of mine, I would highly recommend him and his firm! They were extremely reliable, trustworthy and very informative and did a great job with the case. I couldn't be happier with the results that we received, I can't speak highly enough about the great job he did. If you are thinking about using his firm, I would highly recommend, I would definitely use his firm again if needed, he is an a great attorney with a great firm, you won't be disappointed! M. F.