What a DWI Charge Can Mean for Commercial Drivers

While a DWI can have serious consequences for anyone, those with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) will find that the repercussions of a DWI charge for them are even more serious. For instance, if a commercial driver is convicted of DWI in North Carolina, he or she will not be allowed to drive a commercial vehicle for up to one year. Plus, his license could be revoked.

Commercial drivers include truck drivers, bus drivers, and any person who operates a commercial vehicle. If you are driving a commercial vehicle and are stopped, your arresting officer shouldn’t find you with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over 0.04, or else he or she will arrest you. The BAC limit for non-commercial drivers is 0.08, so you’re already at a disadvantage.

If you are commercial driver who has been arrested for DWI, you will need the help of a knowledgeable DWI attorney—one who has plenty of experience dealing with DWI charges involving a commercial driver. In addition to knowing the specific laws that apply to commercial drivers, he must be familiar with which type of defense has a great chance of working and what methods can be used to have your CDL reinstated.

A good DWI attorney will give your case the one-on-one attention and dedication it deserves.


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