Commercial Drivers License Suspension
New York DWI Lawyer Defending Against CDL Suspension
Compared to other drivers, every driver holding a commercial drivers license (Class A, B, or C) is held to stricter Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) standards, and faces tougher penalties, while operating a vehicle that requires a CDL license. If you have a CDL, all it can take is one beer and your career can be ruined. New York commercial drivers license suspension lawyer Carl Spector understands that a DWI conviction for a CDL holder can have devastating affects on your career and family.
We will employ our 30+ years of considerable knowledge, experience and skill to get you the best possible result in this trying and stressful time. If you are facing a commercial drivers license suspension in New York, contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We have helped countless CDL holders retain their driving rights in New York. Let our experience work for you.
CDL DWI Conviction Penalties
- A single conviction for DWI, DWAI or having a .04 percent or higher BAC requires a minimum 1-year revocation of the driver’s license (3 years, if driving a vehicle that requires hazardous materials placards).
- A second conviction within the driver’s lifetime results in permanent revocation, with a possible waiver after 10 years.
- A third conviction results in a permanent revocation without any possibility of ever getting it back. Drivers who hold a commercial license should review the Commercial Driver’s Manual (CDL-10), available at motor vehicle offices, for additional information about penalties that apply to them.
If you find yourself facing a commercial drivers license suspension due to a DWI charge in New York, we urge you to call our office to arrange a free, no obligation consultation. New York DWI lawyer Carl Spector has over 30 years of experience handling CDL matters and can navigate the nuances of these difficult cases and ensure you get the best possible result for your DWI case.