Annapolis DUI CDL Lawyer

If you have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and have been charged with driving under the influence, you understand that losing your license would mean losing your livelihood and ability to work and earn a living.

The Annapolis CDL DUI lawyers at our firm understand the gravity of your DUI / DWI charges and will immediately take aggressive action to build a defense, work to protect your freedom, and work to protect your livelihood.  For more information, or to schedule a free consultation with a DUI defense lawyer in Annapolis, contact us immediately.

CDL Penalties

In Maryland, commercial drivers with CDLs who are arrested for DUI / DWI will have their CDL revoked immediately. It is essential to request a hearing with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) within 10 days of the charge.  Our CDL DUI lawyers in Annapolis will represent you at the MVA hearing, as well as in the criminal component of your case, and work to obtain the best result possible.

Repeat Offenses

For someone facing their second, third or even fourth DUI / DWI, mandatory incarceration and lengthy license revocation may apply. Prosecutors can additionally seek enhanced fines and penalties for each subsequent DUI/DWI conviction. The Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) can also demand an ignition interlock for repeat offenders or offenders with a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 or above.

MVA License Hearings

Unlike a DUI / DWI charge, which is a criminal case and can carry fines and jail time, a suspension or revocation of your Maryland driver’s license is a separate proceeding civil proceeding. You can win your criminal court case and still lose ad your MVA (Motor Vehicle Administration) hearing, and vice versa. Our CDL DUI attorneys in Annapolis will fight to help you keep your license, shorten any suspension imposed, or even obtain a restricted use license that would allow you to drive to work or school.  You have 30 days to file a request for a hearing, however, if you request an MVA hearing within 10 days of arrest, you will be able to keep driving until your administrative hearing is resolved, which often is months down the road.

Breath Test Refusal in Annapolis

In Maryland, refusing to submit to a Breathalyzer following an arrest may result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license, and there are only a few ways to challenge this automatic revocation. Our Maryland CDL DUI lawyers have repeatedly and successfully challenged suspensions of individuals’ driving privileges for failure to submit to a Breathalyzer and will fight to keep you on the road.  Contact us to learn more.

Hiring a DUI CDL Attorney

A commercial driver charged with drunk driving understands that everything is on the line. We appreciate the seriousness of your situation and know that finding a firm that is highly experienced at handling cases of this magnitude is essential to obtaining a good result.  The Annapolis CDL DUI lawyers with our firm can help you identify solid legal options specific to your unique circumstance as a commercial driver and, ultimately, in helping you keep your CDL.

Regardless of the severity or underlying circumstances, a conviction may mean license suspension, a misdemeanor record, fines, assessment for alcohol addiction and sharply higher auto insurance rates. We help take steps to earn the ability to earn and negotiate a probation before judgment, which keeps the conviction off your record if you stay clean for a specified period and avoids a point-accumulation suspension and no points will go on your driving record for a probation before judgment.