Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Holders Charged With DUI
If you have a commercial driver’s license endorsement, you will not be eligible for diversion if you are charged with a DUI even if you were driving your own personal vehicle at the time of your arrest. Because Oregon does not allow plea negotiations in DUI cases, this leaves you with two options: going to trial or pleading guilty or no contest.
A conviction for DUI will result in a suspension of your commercial driving privileges for one year on the first DUI conviction and a lifetime suspension on the second DUI conviction. For commercial truck drivers who rely on their license to make a living it is critical to request a DMV Implied Consent hearing within the first ten (10) days after your arrest. At this hearing, I have an opportunity to preview the government’s case against you and cross exam the police about your stop and arrest. Whether you win or lose the administrative hearing, the record from this hearing provides valuable impeachment evidence against the government later at trial.
When your livelihood is at stake, don’t delay. Call me today.