Protecting Your Commercial Driver's License

As a commercial driver's license holder, your driving privileges are especially important to you. After all, it's your livelihood.

That is why a DUI offense can have such serious consequences for you. If you are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, you could lose your CDL for a full year — or even longer if you handle hazardous materials.

At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, our attorneys can help you take action to protect or regain your driving privileges after a DUI charge puts your CDL at risk. We serve clients throughout the Delaware Valley, including Bucks and Montgomery counties.

What Effect Could A DUI Have On Your CDL?

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation enforces strict penalties under state law for DUI and other traffic offenses. If you are convicted of driving under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol, the length of the disqualification period for your CDL privileges is one year. And if you carry hazmat, the disqualification is a full three years.

You may use your CDL to drive a school bus, a 16-passenger van or many other types of commercial vehicles. No matter what your exact profile is, you need to take strong steps to defend your driving privileges when charged with DUI.

Our lawyers have the experience in defending DUI charges in Pennsylvania to protect your rights and interests aggressively until the charges against you are resolved. The avenue of defense we pursue will depend on the particular facts of your case. We may question the validity of a breath test or whether police had probable cause to pull you over in the first place.

Take Action To Protect Your License

The main thing right now is to get a skilled attorney on your side to help you defend the CDL you worked so hard to get. To talk with us about your particular situation, call 215-822-7575 or 800-358-9367 or complete our online form.