CDL DUI Defense Attorney in Fort Collins | David H. Johnson

Fort Collins CDL DUI Lawyer

As a truck driver or one who depends on a driver’s license as a means of earning a living, a driving under the influence (DUI) charge can be devastating. Because a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is often equated with operating a large 18-wheel tractor and trailer, prosecutors tend not to look favorably upon those who drive under the influence.

In fact, the consequences for CDL holders charged with DUI or DWAI are more severe than a person operating a vehicle with a regular driver’s license. As an example, an individual operating a commercial vehicle with a CDL is not allowed the option of receiving a deferred sentence.

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Know Your Rights and Your Options

Many people charged with a DUI do not know their legal rights and what options exist with their case. With an experienced advocate, you are able to explore options to minimize the potential penalties in your case, such as a jail sentence. Do not let one mistake define you and affect the rest of your life, your reputation and your career. You deserve a second chance.

For more information or to discuss your criminal defense needs, contact my Fort Collins, Colorado, law office. Call 970-829-1221 now to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION with a commercial driver’s license criminal defense lawyer.

DUI Consequences

for commercial drivers

The consequences of a DUI can be felt immediately, especially for CDL holding drivers.

The most obvious is that upon being charged with a DUI or DWAI, your license may be revoked. Obviously, for someone that relies on the ability to drive for a living, this can be catastrophic on a personal and professional level. If you lose your CDL, you lose your job, your income, your livelihood. A DUI conviction for CDL holders can have far-reaching consequences for years.

I am experienced in the investigation of DUI cases and will explore every available avenue of defense on your behalf. I want to help you maintain your dignity and minimize the consequences of these types of charges.

I will consult with witnesses, talk to experts, review evidence and build a strategic case to defeat your charges or minimize penalties in your case involving:

  • Commercial driver’s license DUI
  • Sentencing
  • Express consent license revocation
  • Driving under the influence
  • Loss of license
  • License revocation

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