DUI's and Your Commercial Driver's License

Don’t Risk Revocation of Your Commercial License

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in Oklahoma allows you to operate certain types of vehicles over a specific weight and size, buses, and/or vehicles carrying hazardous materials. With a CDL, the rules and regulations are stricter and there are more specific laws applicable to CDLs than regular licenses. Obtaining a CDL gives automatic consent to alcohol testing if pulled over, whether or not you are an Oklahoma resident. If you are arrested for DUI, it is imperative that you seek immediate legal representation so that you have the best chance possible of retaining your license and rights. Depending on your employer, just an arrest alone may put your employment at risk.

The team of Norman DUI lawyers at The Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C. can help if you are facing charges that put your CDL in jeopardy. We understand that this is not just a license, it is your livelihood, and we will fight for your rights with this in mind.

Contact our team at (866) 590-8173.

DUIs for those holding a commercial driver’s license are different than a regular license, with the BAC at a lower level of 0.04% BAC. If your BAC is higher than 0.04, you may be disqualified from holding a CDL. If you are convicted of a DUI, your CDL will be revoked for one year, with the same penalties if you refuse to take a breath or blood test. On your 2nd conviction of DUI, you are permanently disqualified. If you were transporting hazardous material at the time of the traffic stop, the minimum disqualification is 3 years.

You have 15 days to request a hearing regarding revocation of your CDL, but you will not be issued a CDL at the time of the hearing, with the only option being a “modified” non-commercial license. You will not be allowed to obtain a CDL work permit or hardship license. These harsh and highly limited options make professional legal counsel even more crucial, and our team is prepared to fight for you.

Is Your Commercial License at Risk? Call: (866) 590-8173

If you are facing DUI charges and you have a commercial license, you need to seek legal representation as quickly as possible to begin building your defense. Our team of seasoned, knowledgeable Norman DUI defense attorneys can help you preserve your driving privileges and rights. It is our goal to achieve the best possible outcome, preserving your commercial license and your job. When you need a strong, persistent team of attorneys that have your best interest at heart, contact The Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C.

Contact our team24/7 at (866) 590-8173.

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