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Commercial DUI Lawyer in Richmond Hill, GA

Criminal Defense Attorneys Ready to Fight for You

In the state of Georgia, the laws and penalties for driving a commercial vehicle (CMV) while under the influence of alcohol or drugs are more stringent than those for non-commercial vehicles. While ordinary motorists can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if they are caught operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more, a commercial driver needs only to have a 0.04% BAC in order to be charged with DUI. Commercial drivers who are convicted of DUI can not only lose their commercial driver's license (CDL), but they could also face serious criminal consequences that can severely compromise their future. If you have been charged with DUI and are at risk of losing your CDL, it is imperative you contact our skilled Richmond Hill DUI lawyers at Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC as soon as possible to protect your livelihood and freedom.

Numerous clients have chosen us to handle their cases for the following reasons:

  • More than 25 years of combined legal practice
  • Former military prosecutors with years of trial experience
  • Serving Richmond Hill, Hinesville, and the surrounding areas
  • Client-focused, straightforward advocacy

Do not wait any longer – call (866) 580-3089.

Commercial DUI Penalties in Georgia

Driving any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can result in CDL disqualification. A first-offense commercial DUI will result in a one-year CDL suspension, or a minimum three-year suspension if the driver was transporting hazardous materials at the time of their arrest. If a person is convicted of a second DUI or refuses to submit to a chemical test, they will lose their CDL for life. This can be devastating for professional drivers, as their CDL is the key to their livelihood.

Other consequences for a commercial DUI conviction will likely include:

  • Expensive fines
  • Jail time
  • Community services
  • Alcohol treatment
  • A criminal record
  • Risk Reduction Program participation

If you have been arrested for DUI, it is imperative you request and administrative license suspension hearing with the DMV within 10 days in order to appeal your license suspension. An attorney from our firm can help you contest the legality of your suspension at this hearing and maximize your chances of being able to maintain your driving privileges.

Retain Hard-Hitting Advocacy for Your DUI Case

With both your occupation and your future on the line, you cannot afford to leave your commercial DUI case in the hands of a less experienced attorney. At Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC, our Richmond Hill criminal defense lawyers understand the severity of your situation and are prepared to stand by your side every step of the way during this uncertain time. Whether this is your first DUI arrest or you have multiple DUIs already on your record, we are equipped to take on the prosecution's claims and explore every available opportunity to secure a reduction or dismissal of your charges.

Schedule a free case evaluation today to discuss your situation with us in further detail.

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