Tag Archive: driver

What Happens If a Truck Driver Gets a DUI in Florida

Getting a DUI in the state of Florida is already bad enough. Unlike some other states, in Florida when you get convicted of DUI, it is on your record for good. – Well for 75 years anyway. Which is pretty much for good. You can’t get the DUI conviction expunged or sealed. So employers, creditors and insurance companies can see the mark on your record. This obviously is not good. When it comes to commercial drivers in the state of Florida, they are held to a higher standard than the average driver. This is for good reason. Drivers with a CDL carry children on school buses around town, transport hazardous materials and drive huge semis that can kill numbers of people with one wrong move at the wheel. Below is information on what happens if a truck driver gets a DUI. How Personal DUIs Affect a Truck Driver As a truck driver, or anyone with a CDL, if you are caught driving your personal vehicle under the influence of alcohol in Florida, your CDL will be suspended for one year. – The same thing applies in the event you refuse the breath test. With a personal DUI you will not…Read more