Friday, May 27, 2016

Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and a Minnesota DWI

The State of Minnesota takes Drunk Driving very seriously --- and if you have a commercial driver's license (ie., a CDL) the consequences can be devastating.  This is why it is important to get answers from a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney.

What Will Happen

Commercial drivers face strict DWI penalties that can impact their ability to work and earn a living. 

In the State of Minnesota, for a first offense, a commercial driver transporting non-hazardous material can lose his CDL for one year; a driver of hazardous materials can have his license disqualified for three years. 

If convicted of a second violation, the driver will lose his CDL permanently, but the driver can attempt to have his license reinstated after ten years.It’s considered a major offense for a commercial driver to operate a commercial vehicle with a suspended, revoked or disqualified CDL – this would result in the possibility of fines up to $5,000 and potential jail time.

Wile the driver will retain his license to operate a noncommercial vehicle unless:the BAC level was 0.08 or higher, the legal limit for a regular motor vehicle DWI. 

If you have a CDI and you are facing a DWI --- know this: this considered a major offense under both state and federal laws Therefore, you should contact The Rolloff Law Office right away. We will work on your behalf to either have the charges against you reduced or possibly have them dismissed. Call today: (612) 234-1165

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