Being convicted for driving under the influence is a serious violation for any driver, but if you’re a commercial driver, you’re likely to face more severe consequences whether the DUI occurred in your commercial vehicle or when driving a personal vehicle.
If you are not yet licensed to drive commercially but are considering beginning the process, your current and past driving record will be a factor. Having a serious offense such as a DUI on your record will not prevent you from getting your CDL, but it may prevent or deter potential employers from hiring you.
Ultimately, how a DUI on your record will affect you depends on where you live. Each state has its own regulations and procedures, but below are some general guidelines on CDL and DUI laws. If you would like more specific information or guidance on what to do if it’s your first DUI or even if you have two DUIs, we can help. We are licensed to practice in every state and have represented truckers across the nation.
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