DuPage County Lawyers: Drunk Driving and Your CDL
Simply put: Commercial drivers have more at stake than other drivers on the road. If they lose their driver's licenses, they cannot do their jobs. And that's a risk that most drivers can't afford to take.
If you are a commercial driver who has been arrested for DUI, hiring an experienced lawyer is the best way to protect your freedom and your CDL. At the law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we use years of experience to represent drivers with commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) throughout DuPage County and Kane County, Illinois. We serve clients accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, such as speed or cocaine.
Keep Your CDL. Avoid a Conviction.
The best way to save your CDL is to avoid a conviction. That is why we look at every fact and legal issue that could affect your case. We consider the reason for the stop, the field sobriety tests used and the Breathalyzer, among an entire list of other factors. This complete approach has helped us establish a record of success for our clients.
While most drivers are considered to be driving under the influence when their blood alcohol levels are .08 or more, commercial drivers face stricter regulations. They can be arrested for drunk driving with a BAC of .04. This level is so low that drivers can be arrested without finishing a single drink.
Breathalyzer tests are not always accurate — especially when the amounts are so precise. That is why we examine the chemical test results closely and have the tests thrown out if they are not correct.
At Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., we look to see if the Breathalyzer was calibrated properly by making sure the settings for the computer system in the machine are correct.
Our criminal defense attorneys also look at when the test was administered. The level of alcohol in your blood peaks hours after you stop drinking, so waiting too long after a drink can actually cause your BAC to rise more than it otherwise would.
Arrested? Get an Attorney's Help.
Representing yourself or choosing an inexperienced lawyer could cost you a year's income — or your entire job. Take action to protect your license. Contact Michael T. Norris, Ltd., and John W. Callahan, Ltd. today. Call us toll free at 1-877-335-6693 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation about avoiding a suspended or revoked license. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day.