Pennsylvania CDL DUI

If you drive for a living and are the owner of a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you are at risk of losing much more than the average person should you be convicted of DUI or other major traffic offenses. For those possessing a CDL, your driving privileges are directly related to your ability to get and maintain a job, support your family and pay your bills. Your CDL license can be suspended or revoked even if you were pulled over while driving your personal vehicle.

If you are a CDL holder and have been charged with DUI you do not have to face this alone. Having a skilled and experienced DUI Lawyer on your side will ensure that your rights are protected and you will get the most favorable outcome possible. Call Jensen Bagnato, P.C. for a free initial consultation.

Pennsylvania DUI Laws And Penalties For CDL Holders

Per Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence law it does not matter if you were driving your commercial vehicle or your own personal vehicle at the time of arrest. The laws remain the same although the consequences regarding your professional drivers license are very severe.

The legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) while operating your commercial vehicle is .04. This is compared to the legal limit of .08 if operating your personal vehicle. If convicted of a DUI in Pennsylvania, even if you were not driving your work vehicle, you are subject to a 1 year CDL disqualification. This is in addition to your personal drivers license suspension, penalties, fines, etc. If you were in your commercial vehicle at time of arrest there is an additional one year CDL suspension. If you were transporting hazardous materials when arrested your suspension will increase to 3 years. If you are convicted of a subsequent DUI, whether one or both DUI’s occurred in your personal vehicle, you will be banned for life from possessing a CDL in Pennsylvania. Again, this is in addition to any penalties, fines, fees or jail sentences you may face regarding your personal drivers license.

Contact A CDL DUI Defense Lawyer

If you possess a CDL and have been charged with a DUI in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania please contact Jensen Bagnato, P.C. to protect your rights and driving privileges. They will aggressively defend your rights in an effort to achieve the most favorable outcome possible and keep any negative legal, professional & financial consequences to a minimum.