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Commercial DWI Defense Lawyer in Concord, NC

Providing Results-Oriented Legal Counsel to Those Accused of Driving While Intoxicated

In North Carolina, driving while impaired (DWI) laws apply to all drivers, including commercial drivers and holders of a commercial driver's license (CDL). However, CDL holders are subject to stricter regulations and face more severe penalties compared to non-commercial drivers.

If you are a commercial driver who is facing DWI charges, you need an experienced commercial DWI lawyer in Concord, NC. At The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C., we can provide you with the aggressive legal representation you need to protect your rights, privileges, and future.

Our Concord commercial DWI defense attorney can fight for you. Call (888) 372-1301 today!

North Carolina DWI Laws & Penalties for Commercial Drivers

For non-commercial drivers aged 21 and over, the legal BAC limit is 0.08 percent. However, for commercial drivers operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), the legal BAC limit is 0.04 percent.

CDL holders face a one-year suspension--or a three-year suspension if they were transporting hazardous materials at the time of the arrest--of their commercial driving privileges upon their first DWI conviction. This is in addition to the penalties imposed on non-commercial drivers, which may include fines, probation, mandatory substance abuse assessment, and potential jail time.

A second DWI conviction for a CDL holder results in a lifetime suspension of their commercial driving privileges, regardless of whether the offenses occurred in a commercial or non-commercial vehicle.

Keep in mind, similar to non-commercial drivers, CDL holders in North Carolina are subject to implied consent laws. This means that by obtaining a CDL, drivers consent to submit to a chemical test (breath, blood, or urine) if law enforcement suspects them of impaired driving. CDL holders who refuse to take a chemical test upon arrest may face a one-year suspension of their commercial driving privileges for a first offense and a lifetime suspension for subsequent offenses.

Contact Our Firm to Schedule Your Free Consultation

Our Concord commercial DWI defense attorney can provide you with the legal representation you need to protect your rights, privileges, and future. We can investigate your case and help you explore your legal options. Let us help you retain your job and your livelihood.

To learn more about how we can help you, contact our firm today!



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