Not only are you an excellent attorney, but a good person who truly cared about me and always did your best to help me. I am so grateful for being given a second chance.

—TomDave Shrager successfully lobbied for my felony charge to be completely withdrawn. His services were worth every dime. A highly personable, intelligent, and competent attorney, I would recommend Dave Shrager to my closest friends and family without hesitation.

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—BillI was in a bad place in my life...I was making bad decisions, which led to my having a really bad night and lots of legal trouble. I'm lucky I had Attorney David Shrager at my side. He helped guide me, with his legal expertise, through a very difficult time in my life.

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DUI CHARGES WITH A CDL IN PA

If you have a Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) it is most likely also your how you make a living and support yourself or your family. Because CDL drivers are professionals who have received specialized training, they are held to a higher standard than the average driver when behind the wheel of a vehicle.

If you are a CDL holder and were charged with a DUI you will face more severe consequences than the average driver, even if you were not working or in a commercial vehicle at the time of your arrest.

A CDL holder convicted of a DUI will automatically lose their license for a minimum of 12 months. That means no work for an entire year or more, depending on the charges. Not to mention, once your suspension is over, you will be less likely to get hired by future employers because you will be considered a liability.

A DUI conviction can easily ruin your career, your finances and your reputation.

But being arrested does not necessarily mean that you will be convicted. A DUI charge is not a conviction. You still have rights and you can fight for them.

Talk with an aggressive and experienced Pittsburgh DUI lawyer who knows how to fight for your rights. Attorney David J. Shrager can answer your questions via text message or on his personal cell – call him today for a free consultation – 412-969-2540.

It is possible for a DUI offense to be won in court.  A strong and experienced attorney could make all the difference as to whether you receive a conviction or not.

A 2016 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court may impact your DUI case. Read more about the recent Birchfield Ruling or call Attorney Shrager today for a Free Consultation.

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A DUI ARREST WITH A CDL IN PA
DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

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DUI WITH A CDL – PENALTIES AND SENTENCING GUIDELINES

When considering a DUI arrest, most people assume that the standard level for a person’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level is .08 percent. While this is true for non-commercial drivers, CDL holders are held to a much higher standard in the state of Pennsylvania.

In Pennsylvania, a drunk driver is considered impaired with a BAC level of only .02 percent.

All it takes is the equivalent of a single beer to come between you and your livelihood. A CDL holder with a BAC level of .04 percent can place you in the State’s High Impairment Tier, meaning you face up to six months in jail and a license suspension of one year, plus a maximum fine of $5,000. If you drive a school bus, a BAC level of only .02 percent will also place you in the State’s High Impairment Tier.

Keep in mind, CDL holders are not restricted to violations that occur while driving a commercial vehicle or while on duty. Even if you are off duty and in your own personal vehicle you face these harsher penalties, because you are a CDL holder

If convicted of a DUI with a CDL as a first offense you will automatically receive a minimum 12 month license suspension. In addition, you could face fines from $500 – $5,000 and possible jail time anywhere from two days to six months.

A second offense will require the same minimum 12 month license suspension, but increased fines of $750 – $5,000 and jail time anywhere from one to six months.

Should you fall into the State’s Highest Impairment Tier with a higher BAC level, you will receive a minimum license suspension of 18 months with fines up to $10,000 and up to five years in jail.

A CDL holder with two or more serious traffic violations, including, but not limited to: excessive speeding, reckless driving, failure to yield, texting while driving and following too closely, could also lose their CDL for life.

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A DUI ARREST WITH A CDL IN PA
DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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BROADER CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI CONVICTION WITH CDL

Losing your specialized license because of a DUI can bring about other repercussions in your future. A DUI conviction is likely to tarnish your reputation and make you less likely to get hired by future employers.

A DUI is also likely to raise your insurance premiums to an extreme. You may be unable to drive to a different job or even pick your kids up from school. Not to mention the burden on your family due to the financial hardship of the fines or time spent in jail.

Don’t leave your future to chance. Call an attorney who is skilled and knowledgeable in DUI law in Pennsylvania – Shrager Defense Attorneys can help fight for your rights and your future.

WHY HIRE AN ATTORNEY?

Driving is considered a privilege, not a right, in the state of Pennsylvania. As a person that relies on their license for their career, it is of the utmost importance to have an aggressive and experienced attorney who can help you fight for your rights.

It is important that you hire an experienced and aggressive attorney immediately upon arrest. Your attorney can explain the charges and associated penalties, examine all the evidence and make sure there has been no violation of your rights.

Having an attorney means having an advocate in your corner. An aggressive attorney is the best chance to save your career and reputation.

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A DUI ARREST WITH A CDL IN PA
DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY FOR A
FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.
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HOW A PITTSBURGH DEFENSE ATTORNEY CAN HELP

Moving through the process of a DUI is scary – especially when your career is on the line. David J. Shrager will fight tirelessly to defend your rights. He will explain all of the charges in plain language and not talk down to you about your situation.

Our attorneys will do a thorough analysis of the evidence and make sure none of your rights were violated and no charges were brought improperly. If they were, it is possible to have your charges reduced or dropped altogether.

We will prepare you for the different stages of your case so you know exactly what to expect. We will lay out all of your options and give you the best advice for your own personal situation.

At Shrager Defense Attorneys, we understand that good people make mistakes and that some DUI charges and arrests may not be applicable in certain situations. We will do our absolute best to help you keep a clean record.

Attorney David J. Shrager has fought and won numerous second offense DUI cases over the years. He works with many families and individuals facing DUI convictions.

Our legal team is very understanding and treats every case as if it is our most important case — because it is.

The minute you hire our legal team, you can stop worrying — we will do our absolute best to prepare your case and take an aggressive approach in defending your rights.

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Pennsylvania the first thing you should do is to call a us for a free consultation.

Attorney Shrager is available his cell phone 24/7. Let him answer your questions.

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Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.