DuPage County Commercial Driver’s License DUI Lawyers
Attorneys for Commercial Trucker DUI Defense in Illinois
No matter what you do for a living, the penalties and consequences of a charge related to driving under the influence (DUI) can be extremely serious. For a person whose livelihood is dependent upon his or her ability to drive, the impact can be personally and financially devastating. Commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders stand to lose just about everything following a DUI conviction, including the capacity to provide for spouses and children. Nobody understands the challenges facing a CDL holder better than the experienced team at the Davi Law Group. When you have been charged with DUI and your CDL is at risk, you can rely on us to fight for your best interests.
DUI Defense Lawyers for CDL Holders in Northern Illinois
The Davi Law Group was founded on the principle that every client deserves responsible, professional representation in all types of legal matter. Founding attorney Dion U. Davi and his team believe that everybody deserves to opportunity to be heard, and our attorneys work hard to provide that opportunity every day. Our vast experience, combined with a comprehensive working knowledge of the law, allows us to provide our clients with exemplary service and sound, responsible legal advice.
CDL holders are expected by law to meet an elevated level of safety and responsibility compared to other drivers. As such, the laws regarding DUI are much more strict and penalties more severe for CDL holders. This is especially true when a CDL holder is operating a commercial vehicle. In addition to the penalties prescribed by law for DUI-related offenses, a CDL holder faces disqualification of his or her commercial license for:
- Operating a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.04 percent or more;
- Operating a commercial vehicle with any trace of a controlled substance in his or her system;
- Conviction of DUI in a private, non-commercial vehicle; and
- The imposition of a statutory summary suspension due to refusing or failing BAC test.
These violations, along with several other non-DUI-related offenses, will result in a one-year disqualification from operating a commercial vehicle for a first conviction. The disqualification is increased to three years if the offense occurred while transporting hazardous materials. A second offense will result in a lifetime CDL disqualification.
Legal Advocates Who Can Help
When you are facing a difficult situation, you need a team of attorneys committed to remaining at your side throughout the process. At the Davi Law Group, we will begin by investigating every detail surrounding your charges, ensuring that your rights are fully protected. We are prepared to gather evidence, appropriately challenge testing procedures, and find any and all information that will help in your defense. We will even work with prosecutors and state authorities to minimize the impact to your life and livelihood so that you can quickly regain lost opportunities.
If you are a CDL holder facing charges related DUI or disqualification, contact our office to schedule a consultation. One of our experienced attorneys will meet with you to discuss your options and help you understand the implications of your case. Call 630-580-6373 today and find out what our team can do for you. The Davi Law Group is proud to serve clients in DuPage, Kane, Cook, Will, and Kendall Counties with four convenient office locations.