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CDL DRIVERS AND DUI CHARGES IN THE GREATER CHICAGO AREA

The rules for CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) drivers are stricter than for the average driver. A DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charge is tough enough on a regular license holder in Illinois. If you possess a CDL; however, your CDL will be disqualified under the following situations:

1) if you submit to a chemical test that reveals an alcohol concentration of over .08, or the presence of illegal intoxicating compounds (drugs),

2) if you refuse chemical testing (a breath test, a blood test, or a urine test), or

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3) if you pled guilty or are found guilty of DUI.

The first two scenarios are administered in accordance with statutory summary suspensions. If commercial driver’s license holders receive a statutory summary suspension, their CDL privileges will be disqualified for one year for a first offense; a lifetime disqualification applies for a second offense. However, the CDL driver must still prevail on the criminal DUI charge to avoid a CDL disqualification. Unlike regular driver’s, the state will consider even a disposition of supervision a conviction when it comes to your CDL. A second DUI violation calls for a lifetime CDL revocation.

Remember that if a CDL is disqualified, that means that you can’t drive CDL vehicles. An employer will not allow an employee to drive a CDL vehicle if the employer learns of the CDL disqualification.

The attorneys at Gruszeczki & Smith Law, LLP are experienced in handling not only Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases, but also in representing CDL drivers in this unique circumstance. Don’t let a DUI threaten your livelihood as a CDL driver without putting (G&S DUI Attorneys at law) Gruszeczki & Smith Law, LLP to work for you.

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