A NH driver with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) faces harsh consequences if convicted of DWI. Commercial driver’s license holders may see their licenses suspended for up to one (1) year if they are convicted of driving a commercial motor vehicle, like a semi truck or bus, or even a non-commercial vehicle, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.04 percent- one-half of the legal BAC limit for drivers of private passenger vehicles. If the driver is hauling hazardous materials at the time, the suspension may last up to three (3) years. Furthermore, a CDL holder who is convicted of DUI in New Hampshire two (2) or more times faces a ten (10) year to lifetime loss of his or her CDL.
Most drivers who have CDL’s need to keep that license in good standing so they can work and provide for themselves and their families. When a driver is arrested for or charged with drunk driving, the best chance of keeping his or her CDL lies in building an aggressive defense against the DUI charge.
At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., our knowledgeable NH DWI defense attorneys work hard to protect the rights of our clients. To find out how we can help you, call Tenn And Tenn, P.A. today at 1-603-624-3700 for a free confidential telephone consultation.