IL DUI Commercial Driver’s License holders face severe penalties if arrested for an Illinois DUI. Under Illinois DUI law you face the loss of your CDL driver’s license if you are arrested for Driving Under the Influence even if you were not driving in your professional capacity at the time you were arrested. There is a difference in the consequences, however, if you were operating a commercial vehicle or not. Illinois DUI attorney Brian Roberts is knowledgeable about all areas of IL DUI defense. Contact him right now for a free, no obligation consultation.
When you have a CDL and are convicted for DUI in Illinois your consequences may depend on whether you were operating a commercial vehicle at the time you were stopped. If you were operating a commercial vehicle the BAC level is reduced from .08 to .04. Thus, you are not permitted to operate a commercial motor vehicle with .04 or above BAC.
Illinois DUI law has what are known as “serious traffic violations” that can trigger CDL disqualifications. Being convicted of an Illinois DUI is a serious traffic violation. Thus, even if you were not driving in your professional capacity at the time you were arrested for a DUI in IL you face the loss of your CDL license.
Special rules apply to CDL holders who have been arrested for a DUI in IL. You cannot afford to waive your right to an ALR hearing (LINK to Illinois ALR). Since the suspension of your driver’s license means the loss of your job, it is imperative that you begin fighting to retain your driver’s license immediately after a DUI in IL.
Contact Illinois DUI attorney Brian Roberts immediately after you have been arrested for DUI in Illinois. The IL DUI Commercial Driver’s License suspension or revocation makes fighting each and every allegation of an Illinois DUI a necessity. We fight IL DUI license suspensions in several ways. Contact us right now for a free, no obligation consultation.