On The Docket Today Is A Discussion With Bellingham DUI Attorney, Jonathan Rands, About Commercial Driver DUIs On-Duty, Off-Duty, And The Disastrous Consequences A DUI Charge Can Have
A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is a career for most CDL holders. A DUI arrest for a CDL holder in a personal vehicle can have career ending consequences. A Personal Drivers License can be lost for 90 days, 1 year, 2 or more, but a CDL is lost for 1 year, or for life depending on the CDL holder's record unrelated to prior DUI arrests. If you hold a CDL and you are arrested for a DUI off -duty you face the potential loss of your career. If you are arrested for a Commercial Motor Vehicle DUI because you are over the .04 limit you again face a loss of the CDL for1 year at a minimum. Even if you are less than a .04 breath you face not only the loss of your CDL, but a criminal conviction for driving a Commercial Motor vehicle with alcohol in your system. If you have a CDL and are looking for basic information take 20 minutes and have a listen to the podcast. If you are a CDL holder and face a criminal DUI prosecution for an "off-duty" incident you need expert DUI defense.