You will have to run the gauntlet in order to keep your CDL. You are facing an adminisrative hearing where the MVA will propose a suspension of your drivers license for the alleged .12 breath test result. Assuming you are a Maryland licensed driver, ordinarily, you would be eligible for a restricted license to drive during work. However, if you have a CDL, you may not keep the CDL while your license is restricted as it is considered suspended. In addition, at the criminal trial, even a probation before judgement to the DUI per se charge will result in a 1 year disqualification of your CDL. Therefore you have to win the DUI or have it reduced. You need an experienced attorney who understands all of these issues. If you would like to discuss further, you may contact my office at 410-847-9000 or respond to this e-mail
I am pleased to communicate with you concerning legal matters. However, if you communicate with me through this website regarding a matter for which my firm DOES NOT ALREADY REPRESENT YOU, your communication may NOT be treated as privileged or confidential, and shall NOT be deemed to create an attorney/client relationship. Furthermore, you should NOT provide confidential information to my law firm in an e-mail inquiry or otherwise unless we have FIRST entered into a representation agreement.
Maybe. The final answer depends on many factors - and do not discuss them on this forum as it is neither secure nor restricted from prosecutors. Whether you retain the CDL is very fact specific as to the breath test, the level, were you driving a commercial or private vehicle, etc. Obviously a not guilty is best, other outcomes MAY be ok, but beware. Many attorneys who do not routinely represent and fight DUIs may not be competent in this situation. In the past I have had to unravel the problems created by well meaning attorneys who think that representing CDL is no different than any other DUI; it is. Good luck.
Whether you keep your CDL depends on the outcomes of your criminal case and your administrative hearing MVA.
Information in the reply is provided as a public service. It is neither a comprehensive statement of the law nor legal advice, and no one should rely on it as such. If you have a legal problem or question, you should consult with an attorney, who can investigate the particular circumstances of your situation. Responding to a post does not constitute legal representation. I am not your lawyer, until we make an agreement and I receive my fee. Beware that posts and replies are not confidential. Anyone can read them.
DUI DUI defense DUI as a criminal offense DUI trial DUI charges DUI arrest DUI and driver's license penalties DUI probation DUI school Second DUI Criminal defense DUI and restricted license Civil penalties for DUI Criminal charges Crimes against society Defenses for criminal charges Criminal arrest Criminal court Probation for criminal conviction Education law Government law DUI court
Sign up to receive a 3-part series of useful information and legal advice about DUIs.