Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) DWI is serious business.

If you drive a commercial vehicle in New York State, having a clean driving record is a key to your employment. Losing your driver license because of a CDL DWI can put your job, your livelihood and your family in jeopardy.

If you hold a Class A, B or C license in New York State, the legal blood alcohol limit (BAC) is .04%—lower than .08% BAC threshold for Class D drivers. What’s more, if you get arrested for DWI, it can impact your ability to hold a commercial driver license even if you weren’t convicted while on the job.

Plus, if you hold a CDL and are convicted of DWI, DWAI or if you refuse to take chemical tests, you can face penalties that are more severe than drivers with personal licenses.

  • First conviction of Commercial DWI – CDL revoked for one year
  • First conviction Commercial DWI in vehicle carrying hazardous materials – CDL revoked for three years
  • Second conviction of Commercial DWI – CDL revoked for life (may receive a waiver after 10 years)

Drivers who are convicted of CDL DWI in Buffalo, New York, with a BAC of .18% or greater can be charged with a Class E felony, fined $1,000-$5,000 and sentenced to up to 4 years in state prison. Learn more about New York DWI penalties.

Put Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria on the job.

If you or someone you love is facing commercial driver’s license DWI in Buffalo, New York, contact Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria today at 716 849 1333. Whether you’re a tractor-trailer operator, a bus driver, a delivery person, a tow truck driver or a cab driver, the firm can help with your case. Lipsitz Green attorneys have been recognized for their excellence by Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, Business First Legal Elite and Martindale-Hubbell, so you can trust that the firm has the legal ability, experience and resources to handle your CDL DWI case. For more information about our award-winning team, visit our DWI attorneys page.

Lipsitz Green recognizes that when you’re facing CDL DWI in Buffalo, New York, your entire future is on the line. That’s why the firm treats your case with the importance and attention it deserves. Lipsitz Green will help you understand the timelines, potential penalties and your options, doing everything possible to get the best outcome. Let Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria help save you from the financial devastation of this conviction.