DUI Defense For CDL Drivers

Experienced Representation For Commercial Drivers Cited In Illinois

A commercial driver's license is your livelihood. If you drive for a living, you cannot afford suspension of your CDL or a conviction for DUI. If the state of Illinois does not take you off the road, your employer likely will, or vice versa.

The Illinois defense attorneys of Martin & Kent, L.L.C., have successfully represented CDL drivers in criminal proceedings on DUI charges and in judicial hearings for summary suspension. We understand that there is little to gain from negotiation — you need to get the charges dismissed or to win your case in court.

We provide the smart and aggressive representation necessary in DUI defense for CDL drivers. Call us immediately for a free consultation. Our Wheaton firm represents over-the-road truckers and local drivers who are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in DuPage County, Kane County and Cook County.

A Lower Threshold And Higher Consequences

Commercial drivers (CDL holders) are subject to different DUI rules than other motorists:

  • While the blood-alcohol limit for most drivers is .08 percent, CDL drivers are held to a stricter standard of .04 percent.
  • Upon a first conviction, a commercial driver's CDL privileges will be disqualified for one year, or twice as long as other motorists would lose their license. A second DUI conviction triggers a lifetime CDL disqualification.
  • Also, a conviction for DUI in your own (noncommercial) vehicle can trigger disqualification of your CDL, even if you were off-duty at the time.

For these reasons, it is critical to hire a law firm with the experience to confront the underlying circumstances of your traffic stop and DUI arrest. At Martin & Kent, L.L.C., you are represented by former prosecutors who have handled more than 10,000 cases in 40-plus years of combined criminal law experience. We provide DUI defense for truck drivers, going to court to fight both the criminal charges and the summary suspension.

Make The Call To Lawyers Who Will Fight For Your CDL

We are committed to protecting not only your freedom, but your driving record and your ability to earn a living. If your commercial driver's license is in jeopardy, we are available 24/7 and offer free initial consultations. Contact our firm right away to find out where you stand and how we can help.