Commercial drivers typically have a lot at stake with each road trip. Not only must they deliver or transport vital goods and services, but each ride can impact drivers’ careers and employers. Having a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a privilege, and professionals should know that commercial DWI (driving while intoxicated) laws are federally mandated, so and are often stricter and more severe than other DWI laws.
The legal blood alcohol limit for commercial drivers is 0.04 – half the legal amount for non-commercial drivers. This means that just one drink can impair your ability to drive. If you have been arrested for a commercial DWI, you should hire a defense lawyer who can challenge the charges and help you keep your CDL and, potentially, your job. You should hire Morgan Bourque.
Morgan is a former prosecutor who has handled commercial DWI cases from both sides of the courtroom. For years, he has represented employees and defendants accused of commercial DWI and has specific insight into crime scene investigations, procedures and evidence. His deep experience enables him to anticipate the actions that the opposing side may take and build an even stronger defense based on this insider’s perspective.
Some would argue that there is more at stake when faced with a commercial DWI because it could jeopardize your ability to work. The Texas Department of Public Safety takes these matters very seriously, and will suspend your CDL for a period of one year if you are operating a commercial vehicle with a blood or breath alcohol level of .04 or more. If you refuse to take a chemical test while operating a commercial vehicle, your CDL will also be suspended for one year. Convictions may lead to a complete CDL disqualification.
Whether you want to challenge the charges or strike a plea deal, Morgan is the commercial DWI lawyer who will fight for your rights and present the options that will best ensure your future.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is ready to provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
We service the following areas in Texas; Harris County, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Houston, Spring, Conroe, Montgomery, Magnolia and Oak Ridge
Call now to review your commercial DWI case and begin establishing a successful strategy.