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Commercial DWI Attorney in Schenectady, NY

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Whether it’s driving a semi-truck carrying precious cargo or a bus transporting many passengers, these individuals who operate these large vehicles are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Unfortunately, if a commercial driver is arrested for a DWI in New York, a conviction can lead to harsh penalties, including CDL suspension, which can have a negative impact on a person’s career and livelihood.

If you are a commercial driver who has been arrested for a DWI, our legal team at DeLorenzo, Grasso & Dalmata, LLP is prepared to fight for you inside and outside the courtroom. We can thoroughly assess your arrest and the prosecution’s evidence against you, figure out your available legal options, and help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Do not hesitate to let us defend you from start to finish.

Contact us today at (518) 299-0314 for a free consultation with our Schenectady commercial DWI lawyer!

Commercial DWI Laws & Penalties in New York

In general, Class A, B, or C license holders are held to a higher standard compared to noncommercial drivers – even if they are driving their personal vehicles. For instance, a CDL holder can be arrested for drunk driving charges in New York with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .04 percent, while the legal limit is .08 percent for noncommercial drivers.

A first offense DWI is punishable by a maximum jail term of one year, fines of up to $1,000, driver’s license suspension (personal vehicle) for at least six months, and CDL disqualification for one year. However, if you were transporting hazardous materials at the time of the arrest, CDL disqualification for a first offense lasts three years.

A second offense carries imprisonment for up to four years, a maximum fine of $5,000, driver’s license suspension (personal vehicle) for at least one year, and permanent CDL disqualification. Without the ability to operate a commercial vehicle for the rest of your life, you essentially lose your career and the means of supporting yourself and your family.

Contact Us Today to Discuss your Case!

Even if you risk losing your CDL for one year, you may still experience financial and occupational hardship after getting convicted. Companies may be reluctant to hire a driver with a DWI on their record. Our firm is committed to helping you get your entire case dismissed or your charges/penalties reduced to ensure you get back on the road as quickly as possible.

Call (518) 299-0314 or complete our online contact form today to speak with our legal team.

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