Protecting Your Livelihood When You Are Charged With A DWI
As a commercial driver, getting charged with a drunk driving offense can have a significant effect on your license and your livelihood. If a police officer has pulled you over for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and has arrested you on this violation, you must act aggressively to defend yourself.
At the Trbovich Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys have successfully represented clients facing a range of charges, including DWI of drugs or alcohol. DWI cases are notoriously difficult to fight in the state of New York. However, our team has decades of combined legal experience in criminal matters. We know how to challenge the charges in court and are dedicated to keeping you in the driver’s seat.
Get the help you need now. Call the Turbo Team at 716-634-4646.
Understanding The Penalties Connected To A DWI
In New York, CDL drivers are held to higher standards than regular drivers are when they are charged with a DWI. While the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold for regular drivers is .08 percent, it is .04 percent for commercial drivers. If your BAC is lower than this limit, you may still be penalized by receiving a 24-hour “out-of-service” police order.
Also, commercial drivers who refuse to submit to a field sobriety test or a Breathalyzer test can lose their commercial driver’s license for a year. If you are convicted of a DWI, you could lose your license, current employment, and future job opportunities behind the wheel.
When you contact our office for help, we get to work immediately on your case. After we listen to your side of the story, we will examine the events leading up to your arrest and study the results of the Breathalyzer or field sobriety test.
We use our deep understanding of New York’s laws and procedures to create a strong defense. If the arresting officer acted improperly, did not calibrate the testing device appropriately, or violated your rights, we will highlight these facts in court. We know the stakes are high when commercial drivers have been charged with DWI.
Connect With The Turbo Team And Get Prompt Legal Help Today
You can easily reach our lawyers by emailing our firm or by calling 716-634-4646. We are qualified to represent New York commercial drivers and out-of-state drivers. For your convenience, we have posted BAC estimation charts and have provided answers to commonly asked DWI questions.