Commercial Driver’s Licenses & California DUI

San Mateo CDL Revocation Defense Lawyers

If your job and your livelihood depend on having a commercial driver’s license (CDL), a drunk driving charge can have devastating consequences. If you have been arrested for DUI in California, it is extremely important that you contact an experienced local attorney right away.

At The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson in San Mateo, California, we have more than 40 years of experience defending thousands of clients against DUI charges. We handle cases throughout the Bay Area on behalf of both local and out-of-state commercial truckers.

Understanding DUI Consequences for Commercial Truckers

If you are a commercial driver with a CDL, the driver’s license of a California DUI conviction will be much harsher for you than for any other type of driver. This is the case whether you were driving a commercial vehicle or another vehicle at the time of your arrest.

If you are convicted a first-time DUI or breath test refusal, your CDL will be suspended for one year. If you are convicted of a second offense, your CDL will be permanently revoked.

If you are required to have a commercial driver’s license as a condition of your job, you can be fired for a California DUI conviction. Even if you are able to regain your CDL after a period of suspension, anyone who employs you will probably have to pay higher insurance rates.

Experienced Bay Area Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

California has DUI reciprocity agreements with most other states, which means that even if you are licensed elsewhere, you could lose your CDL based on a California DUI conviction. You need an experienced local defense lawyer who understands how to fight California DUI charges.

Our attorneys understand how important a commercial driver’s license is to a commercial trucker, and we handle every case with a high level of personal care and attention. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 866-650-573-8000 or e-mail us today.

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The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-573-8000
Fax: 650-345-9875
San Mateo Law Office