DUI Defense for Commercial Vehicle Drivers
Anyone facing drunk driving charges runs the risk of serious penalties. For someone with a commercial driver’s license (C.D.L.), however, there’s a livelihood at stake for any alcohol-related violation. There are other C.D.L. violations, such as reckless driving, speeding and others, that are listed in the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code, 625 ILCS (5/6 and 5/11), and also carry serious penalties.
If you have been charged with a DUI or another C.D.L. violation, protect your rights by retaining an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Acosta Law Group. We are committed to providing the strong defense you require. Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience and have helped many clients who are facing the serious consequences associated with a C.D.L. violation or nay serious traffic violation including leaving the scene of an accident.
Commercial Driver’s License (C.D.L.) Violations Defense in Illinois
Most of the C.D.L. holders we represent were not driving a truck or heavy vehicle when they were arrested for DWI, but the significant penalties for a C.D.L. violation still apply. You can get convicted of drunk driving with a blood alcohol level of just .04 percent, which is half the level that applies in DWI charges against other drivers. As with other traffic violations, a DWI will count more heavily against a C.D.L..
The suspensions are longer, and for a repeat conviction, it may be possible that you will face a permanent loss of your commercial license.
As experienced trial attorneys, we know where to look for the facts and considerations that might improve your position. If we can show that your vehicle shouldn’t have been pulled over in the first place, we can move for dismissal of the case.
Contact Our CDL ViolationDefense Attorneys
To schedule a free consultation with a CDL defense lawyer at one of our local offices, call (773) 521-3300, (708) 788-9900 or contact us by e-mail.