Illinois DUI Charges and CDL Holders
By Dan Noll on December 15th, 2013 in DUI Law, Traffic Attorney
Trucker drivers are required to possess a “Commercial Driver’s License” or “CDL.” These driver’s licenses are subject to some of the most draconian restrictions pursuant to both the Illinois DUI Laws and other Illinois Traffic Laws.
If a police officer requests that a police officer submit to Field Sobriety Tests and the motorist either refuses or blows a BAC of .04 or higher, that persons commercial driver’s license will be disqualified from operating a commercial vehicle for 12 months. This is true even if the offense occurred in a personal vehicle. Even scarier is if that a person receives a second DUI or DUI related suspension, their CDL faces a lifetime disqualification.
In addition, traffic offenses that suspend your regular driver’s license will also negatively effect your commercial driver’s license. For example, speeding in a school zone citations or receiving too many traffic citations may will invalidate your commercial driver’s license.
If you are charged with a DUI or have been ticket for a traffic violation in Springfield, Illinois, contact our Springfield DUI Defense Lawyers and Traffic Ticket Defense Lawyers today at (217) 414-8889 for a free initial consultation. Our lawyers have a great track record of success defending CDL license holders.