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Naperville CDL DUI Attorneys

Representation for Commercial Drivers

The process of obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in order to operate a commercial motor vehicle requires individuals to pass both a skills and a knowledge test. This process is far more comprehensive and strict when compared to the process of obtaining an ordinary driver's license. This is because CDL holders operate larger and more powerful vehicles – such as semis, buses, and large commercial trucks – which have a greater potential to cause harm or damage. With greater power, however, comes greater responsibility.

If you were charged with a DUI while operating a commercial vehicle, the Naperville DUI attorneys at the Roscich & Martel Law Firm are prepared to help you. We have extensive experience working on CDL DUI cases and will put that experience to work for you.

Commercial drivers charged with DUI need particular representation. Call the Roscich & Martel Law Firm at (630) 793-6337 today to request a consultation.

DUIs as a CDL Holder

Criminal and misdemeanor CDL infractions are governed by federal law. Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or another illicit substance is not taken lightly if you are a CDL holder. As mentioned, CDL holders are held to a higher standard of responsibility and are not given as much leeway as a normal driver's license holder.

For instance, a person with an ordinary driver's license may face suspension if found guilty of a DUI whereas a CDL holder may face cancellation of their license. In addition, CDL holders who refuse chemical testing (breath, blood, or urine) face a statutory summary suspension. CDL holders who are found guilty of a second DUI will face permanent disqualification. Also, note that it does not matter whether the CDL holder was operating a commercial motor vehicle or his or her own personal vehicle when charged with a DUI – he or she will face the same strict penalties no matter what.

Fighting DUI Charges in Illinois

A person who has been charged with a DUI can protect their CDL by challenging the summary suspension and charge in court. The process for challenging a summary suspension is referred to as a petition to rescind. Drivers have a right to a hearing within 30 days of filing this petition. It is important to note that the State has the burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A competent Naperville DUI attorney will be able to assess the process in its entirety and determine whether there are grounds for acquittal.

Consult with an Experienced Attorney Now

At the Roscich & Martel Law Firm, we have successfully represented many clients with CDLs who have been charged with DUIs. We understand that losing a CDL can be devastating since many of our clients rely on their CDL to earn and provide for their families. We will fight to make sure you are afforded proper due process in court.

If you are a holder of a CDL, a resident of Illinois, and have been charged with a DUI, contact the Roscich & Martel Law Firm today at (630) 793-6337 to discuss your DUI.

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