Drunk driving convictions can have a serious effect on your commercial driver’s license (CDL). If you are convicted of a first DUI, you will lose your CDL for a year. If you are convicted of a second or subsequent DUI, you will lose it permanently.
That is why it is important to work with an experienced lawyer to prepare a strong and effective DUI defense. My name is Michael F. Dunn, Attorney at Law, and I am available to help you. For over 30 years, I have represented clients throughout Montgomery County who depend on their commercial driver’s licenses to earn a living. I understand what it at stake and treat these matters with the utmost attention to detail.
An Effective Defense To DUI Charges For Commercial Drivers
Building an effective defense to DUI charges depends on the facts of your case. When you visit my law office for a free initial consultation, I begin by reviewing these facts with you. What was the reason for the traffic stop? Which field sobriety tests were used? Where did the arrest occur? Were blood, breath or urine tests properly administered? I also look at the criminal complaint and the affidavit of probable cause, which gives the summary of the police version of your DUI arrest.
I will then guide you through the legal system. I often negotiate with prosecutors to have charges dismissed or lowered to other offenses that do not impact your commercial driver’s license. If this is not possible, I do not hesitate to take matters to trial if that will serve your best interests.
Fighting For Your Right To Drive In Pennsylvania
If you plead guilty or are found guilty of drunk driving at trial, the trial court turns the information over to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for suspension actions related to your commercial driver’s license. As your defense lawyer, I do everything available within the bounds of law and ethics to protect you from this occurrence.
If you have been accused of drunk driving and need to protect your commercial driver’s license, contact me — Michael F. Dunn — at my office in Glenside, Pennsylvania, by calling 215-572-0955 or by completing my online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.