Resolving CDL Issues After An OVI
Truck drivers and bus drivers have to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate their vehicle. CDL requirements are strict, and drivers can face serious penalties if they are convicted of drunk driving.
Do you know your rights after being charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) in Ohio? Our attorneys at Michael K. Allen & Associates will protect your rights and guide you through the criminal process. We will also explain what may happen to your CDL and what options are available to minimize the impact on your driving privileges.
Do You Need A Lawyer?
A driving under the influence (DUI) charge can result in the loss of your CDL and future job opportunities. You need an experienced OVI attorney for CDL drivers when you are facing an Ohio OVI charge as well as a license suspension.
Your future is at risk. Contact us today to protect your rights and to preserve your freedom.
Penalties After An OVI
Your CDL can be suspended or revoked by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) for a DUI conviction or for refusing to submit to a blood alcohol content (BAC) test. You can face additional fines, penalties and suspensions depending on your specific case. However, you will face the following CDL repercussions in the following situations:
- First OVI/DUI offense or breath test refusal: One-year license suspension
- BAC at or over .04 while operating a commercial vehicle: CDL can be disqualified, and you will not be allowed to be in service for 24 hours after your arrest
Our law firm can help you through the process of requesting an administrative hearing with the BMV to contest your license suspension or revocation. You must request the hearing within 30 days of receiving a notice from the BMV.
Find Out How We Can Help You
We have helped drivers in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio understand their options after being arrested for drunk driving. We know what’s at stake and what steps to take to protect your future.