Commercial Drivers Provision
If you have a commercial drivers license, it is important to understand that a different provision, §23152(d) applies. California Vehicle code § 23152(d) states that, “It is unlawful for any person who has 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a commercial motor vehicle.” If you are in danger of losing your commercial driving privileges it is extremely important to hire a qualified and experienced California DUI attorney. Please call the Law Offices of Debra J. Rice to set up a free consultation and discuss possible defenses to your case.
Moreover, VC §23153(d) states that, “It is unlawful for any person, while having 0.04 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in Section 15210, and concurrently do any act forbidden by law or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver.” Therefore, if there is an accident, you may be charged with a felony.
Please call Rice & Rice if you are facing California Vehicle Code §23152(d) or a VC §23153(d) violation in connection with your DUI charge. We will explain all the potential consequences of this charge and discuss viable options for your defense.