Is Your CDL at Risk Due to a DUI?

A DUI conviction can wreak havoc on anyone’s life, especially those who depend on driving to earn an income. Those convicted of a DUI will generally have their CDL suspended and therefore lose their job or be unable to work until their CDL is in good standing. The best way to avoid these consequences is to avoid a DUI conviction in the first place.

The Penalties

Illinois commercial drivers are subject to a lower BAC level of 0.04%. If a CDL driver is convicted of DUI in Illinois, they are subject to a one-year license suspension. They will also face standard Illinois DUI penalties such as:

  • Five days to one-year imprisonment or a minimum of 240 hours of community service
  • Fine ranging from $500-$2,500

What You Can Do If you believe you are under investigation for a DUI, you should contact an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. The Madelyn Daley & Associates team has spent over 20 years fighting for the rights of Southern Illinois drivers, and we are prepared to stand in your defense. The sooner you seek the advice of an experienced lawyer, the more options you may have to contest the government’s charges. We will look closely at every aspect of your case to find the best route for your situation. We can investigate whether the police followed the law or violated fundamental constitutional rights. We will also explore the field sobriety tests used to discover if they were faulty. We will stop at nothing to look at every aspect of your case and discover routes we can take to seek reduced charges and avoid having a DUI added to your record, allowing you to continue earning a living. Contact us at 618-509-9724; we are here to help.