A commercial driver’s license, or CDL for short, is a type of driver’s license allowing someone to operate an eighteen-wheeler and other types of vehicles. These licenses are subject to federal and state regulations that are more strict than those which apply to normal automobiles. Refusing to submit to an alcohol test if pulled over is grounds for automatic revocation of one’s CDL license. This applies even if the driver hasn’t had a drop of alcohol – or even if the CDL-holder was in their personal vehicle at the time of being pulled over.
The same also goes for:
- Refusal to undergo drug testing
- Testing positive for controlled substances
- Using a vehicle to commit a felony involving controlled substances
- The manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of controlled substances, or possession with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances
- Leaving the scene of an accident involving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV)
- Committing a felony involving the use of a CMV
- Causing a fatality through negligent operation of a CMV
A first violation on any of these will lead to a one-year’s suspension of CMV driving privileges. Any second or subsequent offense will lead to permanent loss of your CDL. In addition, if a person is convicted of a felony involving controlled substances, it’s three years’ loss of their CDL for the first offense.
Free Consultation with a Tahlequah Defense Attorney
Any drug-related violation pertaining to your CDL can jeopardize your livelihood (not to mention the potential prison time). If you find yourself facing such a charge your best course of action would be to contact a commercial drivers license lawyer in Tahlequah immediately. Call Wirth Law Office – Tahlequah at (918) 458-2677 or toll free at (888) 447-7262 to speak to a CDL tickets attorney in Tahlequah today.