If you or a loved one got arrested for a commercial DWI in Keller, you could lose your commercial driver’s license and even your job, as well as face jail time and high fines.
The Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg can help you figure out your next steps. One of our Keller commercial DWI attorneys can take on your case and challenge the evidence, such as the breath test results. We may negotiate with the prosecution for a lesser charge or compel them to drop the charge altogether. In a case review, we can tell you more about working with our firm.
What Is a Commercial DWI in Texas?
Generally, the penalties for a commercial DWI are harsher than a standard DWI because commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than other motorists.
For example, if another motorist is found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, they can be charged with a DWI. However, if a commercial driver has a BAC of only 0.04% or higher, they can receive a DWI charge. This standard is imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
What Are the Penalties for a Commercial DWI in Texas?
The exact penalties depend on the severity of the situation, the frequency of the offenses, and other factors. Generally, though, a first offender can be convicted of a Class B misdemeanor with penalties such as:
- Jail time of 3 to 180 days (There is no mandatory minimum jail time)
- A fine of up to $2,000
- Commercial driver’s license (CDL) suspension for up to 1 full year
The conviction can also lead to job loss. On top of that, even when/if the offender gets their license reinstated, they may have trouble getting a job with the offense on their record. Even if the alleged offender isn’t convicted, their license could still be suspended for a time.
The penalties can be much worse in certain circumstances. For example, if an offender was transporting hazardous materials, their license could be suspended for many years.
If an alleged offender is convicted of a commercial DWI for a second time, their license could be permanently revoked.
How a Commercial DWI Attorney From Our Firm Can Support You
Receiving a charge for a commercial DWI can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time. If you get convicted of this crime, you can never get your record sealed, so figuring out the right thing to do on your own adds another layer of stress.
However, at the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we know what you’re up against. Our founder, Randy Isenberg, has over three decades of experience in criminal law, including as a state district judge and a former prosecutor. We will have your best interest from the get-go and manage every part of your case on your behalf, including the following:
- Collecting and analyzing different forms of evidence
- Cross-examining witnesses
- Speaking to the court, prosecution, and law enforcement
- Representing you throughout hearings and court procedures
- Determining which laws apply to your situation
- Negotiating a plea bargain with the prosecution
- Helping to get your bail reduced or you released on bail
Our attorneys will keep you informed of the progression of your case so you’re never left in the dark.
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Common Defense Strategies We Apply in Commercial DWI Cases
We build a defense strategy for each of our clients, and we tailor it toward the unique facts of their case. The purpose of a defense strategy is to get the charges reduced or even dropped.
Your commercial DWI attorney may base yours on one of the following:
- The arresting officer didn’t read you your Miranda rights.
- You weren’t actually the one who was driving while intoxicated, so the arresting officer mistook your identity.
- The arresting officer didn’t have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to pull you over.
- The Breathalyzer test results were faulty.
- The arresting officer entrapped you.
- Law enforcement carried out an unlawful search and seizure.
We don’t have to use only one defense strategy. Sometimes, depending on the case, we can apply a mix of them to reach the best possible outcome.
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Our DWI Attorneys Strive to Deliver the Most Favorable Results
At the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg, we put our clients first so they can get to their normal way of life. Check out some of their reviews about partnering with us:
“After getting deferred probation after my DWI, I’m more than happy to leave a positive review for the law offices of Randall Isenberg. Brittany and Randy really took care of me and gave me a second chance.” – Melissa
“Attorney Randall B. Isenberg represented me in a complicated DWI case and got it dismissed. He is a very smart, highly experienced attorney who knows his stuff. Randall a former District Judge and Chief Prosecutor who knows the system on both sides. Why would you go anywhere else.” – Anonymous
Our team is ready to listen to what happened when you were charged with DWI so we can take the most suitable course of action.
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If you or a loved one got arrested for a commercial DWI, the consequences could be serious, but a member of our team can face the charge for you and fight for the best possible outcome.
If you consult us, we’ll tell you more about our team and what we can do for you. We’ll also review your case with you and explain what it will be like to work with one of our commercial DWI attorneys in Keller, Texas. To learn more, contact the Law Offices of Randall B. Isenberg today. Protect your freedom and your livelihood with us.