If you are convicted of a DUI, it can have a serious impact on your ability to get a commercial drivers license (CDL). A DUI doesn’t necessarily rule you out of obtaining a CDL, but it certainly doesn’t help your case.
If you already have a CDL and you get a DUI, you can lose your CDL for one year for a first DUI and can lose your CDL for life with a second DUI.
Many CDL drivers are unaware that this also applies to their personal vehicles while they are not on the job. PennDot frequently considers these to be lifetime DUIs.
If you’ve had a DUI and are applying for a CDL or if you currently have a CDL and get a DUI, speak to an attorney that handles DUI cases. Your CDL is your livelihood, so you need to make sure that it’s protected to the best of your ability.
If you have any questions about the topic discussed in this video, or any criminal law matter, please give us a call at Bononi & Company 724-832-2499.