Minnesota drivers with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) are subject to stricter DWI laws and face harsher penalties for any drug or alcohol related offense. If you or a loved one have questions about these types of charges, contact the experienced DUI Minneapolis Attorneys at Gerald Miller.
Commercial drivers operating a commercial vehicle at the time of their arrest are in violation of Minnesota DWI law with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.04%, instead of the non-commercial BAC level of 0.08%.
CDL DWI / DUI Consequences
A first-time commercial driver convicted of a DWI will lose their commercial license for one year. A second DWI offense will result in a lifetime loss of one’s commercial license.
Additionally, a commercial driver convicted of DWI will not be provided a temporary work permit.
Should I Hire a Minnesota DWI Attorney?
Given the severe consequences of a DWI charge to a commercial driver it essential that you hire an experienced attorney to help you through these troubling times. Gerald Miller PA has defended thousands of clients on DWI-related offenses over the past 30 years. Call us today at 612-341-9080 for a free consultation.
For more information see the Commercial Driver’s DWI Statute 169A.54.