Commercial Drivers’ Licenses

CDL Holders Charged with DWI in New York

A DWI conviction can throw anyone’s life off track. But, the stakes are even higher for commercial drivers who have been charged with drunk driving.

If you are a CDL holder who has been charged with DWI, the law office of Gerard J. Pisanelli can help. I have more than 40 years of experience in criminal law, and can help you explore your legal options. Your ability to earn a living is affected by the decisions you make now — and the attorney you choose to defend you.

My firm is a local law firm, serving clients from offices in Poughkeepsie and Beacon, New York. To learn how to put my skills to work for you in your criminal case, contact me today for a free consultation.

Drunk Driving With a CDL: Penalties

The penalties differ depending on what type of vehicle the driver is operating at the time of the arrest:

  • Non-commercial vehicles — When a CDL holder is charged with drunk driving while operating a car, motorcycle or other non-commercial vehicle, he or she could face a one-year CDL license suspension.
  • Commercial vehicles — When a CDL holder is charged with drunk driving while operating a commercial vehicle, he or she could face a permanent license suspension.

The loss of your CDL will have a drastic impact on your life. Besides affecting your social life and familial responsibilities, you will not be able to work. Legal representation is critical if you have been charged with drunk driving. I can help you protect your commercial driver’s license and ultimately your ability to earn a living.

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For more information about aggravated DWI / DUI defense for commercial driver’s license holders, contact a lawyer at the law firm of Gerard J. Pisanelli today for a free consultation.