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Lombard Commercial Driver's License DUI Defense Lawyers

Dupage County CDL Defense Lawyer

Attorneys Representing DuPage County Clients in CDL DUI Cases

Driving under the influence (DUI), whether for alcohol, prescription drugs, marijuana, or other intoxicating substances, is a serious offense in Illinois and across the nation. Commercial drivers suspected of DUI are subject to even more rigid legal standards, facing harsh penalties that will heavily impact driving privileges, ability to find and keep work, and quality of life.

If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI and have a commercial driver's license (CDL), you need an experienced DUI defense lawyer on your side. The skilled attorneys in the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. know how to protect your rights and your driving privileges. We have successfully resolved cases for commercial drivers throughout the Chicago area.

DUI Penalties for Commercial Drivers in Illinois

Unlike the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit of 0.08% for non-commercial drivers, the limit for CDL drivers when they are operating a commercial vehicle is 0.04%. In Illinois, a drunk driver can face penalties against their commercial driver's license even if they are arrested for driving a non-commercial vehicle. If you are charged with a DUI while driving a non-commercial vehicle and refuse to take a chemical test, and it is your first offense, your CDL will be disqualified for a year. Your CDL is also disqualified for one year if you are convicted of DUI for alcohol or any amount of cannabis or controlled substance while driving a commercial vehicle, and it is your first offense, even if you are given supervised probation. Your CDL will be permanently disqualified for a second DUI.

If you hold a CDL and are arrested on DUI, you will incur further charges and penalties if you:

  • Commit a felony while driving a commercial or non-commercial vehicle = 12-month disqualification.
  • Leave the scene of an accident while driving a commercial or non-commercial vehicle = 12-month disqualification.
  • Are carrying hazardous materials = three-year disqualification.
  • Use the commercial vehicle in the sale, transport, or distribution of drugs = lifetime disqualification.
  • Have committed two serious traffic violations within a three-year period = two-month disqualification.
  • Have committed three serious traffic violations in a three-year period = four-month disqualification.

Contact a Hinsdale Traffic Violation Defense Attorney

At Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., we know that time is of the essence in preserving your driving privileges, with just 45 days from the time of your arrest to get matters resolved. The only way to avoid a disqualification for a CDL is to win the statutory summary suspension/revocation hearing in court. We have had many CDL DUI charges reduced or dismissed for clients throughout the Chicago area. Call a DuPage County CDL DUI defense lawyer at 630-472-9700 for a free initial consultation. We provide legal representation for clients in Wheaton, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Westmont, Western Springs, DuPage County and surrounding areas.

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