Commercial Driver DWI

DWI Commercial Driver’s License Suspensions

Check out the following educational legal video about a commercial driver DWI by Daniel J. Chiacchia, one of our experienced Hamburg DWI attorneys.

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Every once in awhile, we meet someone who has a commercial driver’s license and gets a DWI. Those are sad days for me because, unfortunately, even though you may be entitled to get a conditional license, they will not give you conditional driving privileges for your CDL, so if you drive a CDL vehicle for a living, you are out of luck.

You may plead guilty to driving while ability impaired, which only carries a 90-day suspension of your license; however, the DMV will extend your CDL suspension for an entire year. If you hold a CDL, you can’t even think about drinking and driving because it could eliminate your ability to earn a living. I’ve represented a number of truck drivers who own their own rigs. If you know anything about that business, you know that if you’re not on the road making money, you can’t make your truck payment. It’s a very bad day for those people when they get a DWI. You really have to be careful about that.

Was your CDL license recently suspended for a DWI charge? It’s important to retain one of our experienced Hamburg DWI attorneys as soon as possible to help protect your freedom and minimize your consequences. Contact Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP to schedule a free confidential consultation today.

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