I've heard that truck drivers can be charged with a DUI in Arizona even if they are under the "legal limit." Is that true?

It is true. Truck drivers and other commercial drivers are treated differently than a non-commercial driver when it comes to Tempe DUI charges. Although the legal limit is .08 for drivers in Arizona, anyone who has a commercial driver's license (CDL) is held to a legal limit of .04. This applies whether they are on the job or not.

Additionally, CDL holders who are convicted of a DUI offense face much stiffer penalties and risk losing their commercial license and job. Unfortunately, the lower limit means that some tests, such as the breathalyzer, can be even more inaccurate-even though the consequences are much greater.

If you are a truck driver or other commercial driver who has been pulled over for an on-the-job DUI in Tempe, speak with a skilled Tempe DUI lawyer today at 1-888-929-5292. We can discuss your commercial DUI case during a completely free, no-pressure legal consultation and talk about what to do next. For more information, you can also request a FREE copy of our helpful book, DUI's in Arizona - What You Must Know.