If you drive a truck or another commercial vehicle for a living, you probably already know that a drunk driving charge can jeopardize your livelihood. Under New York law, drug or alcohol-related driving offenses are much stricter for professional drivers than they are for other motorists. If you need legal advice about your options for protecting your CDL after a DWI arrest, contact an experienced New York attorney for CDL defense after DWI at Greenspan & Greenspan in White Plains or New City.
Avoiding DWI-Related Commercial Driver’s License Suspension
With offices in both Westchester and Rockland counties, our attorneys represent CDL holders who have been pulled over in such communities as Yonkers, Tarrytown, Greenburgh and Clarkstown. Our clients include drivers who live and work in the local communities and drivers from other states. In addition, we have an office in Boca Raton, Florida.
We represent drivers charged with DWI for operating a commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol level as low as .04 percent, and off-duty commercial drivers charged with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. Both charges can result in a one-year revocation of the commercial driver’s license. A repeat conviction can result in permanent revocation of the CDL, with leave to apply for reinstatement available only after 10 years. Revocation after a third conviction is both permanent and final.
With a 50-year tradition of client service, Greenspan & Greenspan is committed to protecting the interests of CDL holders in drunk driving and DWAI-Drugs cases under New York law. You need an experienced lawyer on your side.
First offenders may have a chance to compromise a DWI charge as a DWAI infraction as opposed to a criminal misdemeanor. You should keep in mind, however, that you cannot use a conditional license to operate a commercial motor vehicle or taxicab.
For local and out-of-state CDL operators alike, DWI is a highly local offense — your options will vary according to where your case will be determined. Greenspan & Greenspan‘s decades of experience with drunk driving defense in the local courts by itself can represent a significant advantage for the defense.
New York State Commercial Driver’s License Suspension
To find out more about the best ways to handle a DWI arrest for a CDL holder in Westchester or Rockland counties and throughout the lower Hudson Valley, contact us in White Plains or New City for a free phone consultation.