Length of Driving Revocation for CDL DUI
Your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), charge and number of previous offenses all play into the length of the driving revocation for CDL drivers.
First Offense DUI – When convicted of an excess BAC while driving, the sentence is revocation of your CDL for a minimum of one year. In addition, you lose driving privileges for your non-commercial license for at least nine months. You also face all the other penalties for a first offense DUI, including fines, jail time, points against your license and public service.
Second Offense DUI – When convicted of a second DUI, you lose your CDL license for your lifetime. A second DUI offense ends you commercial driving career. In addition, you face the consequences for non-commercial drivers convicted of a second DUI. This means loss of all driving privileges for at least one year.
Third or Subsequent DUI Offense – After a third DUI sentence, you lose your CDL for your lifetime and face the harsh penalties for non-commercial DUI offenses. This includes jail time. You also lose your non-commercial driving privileges for at least two year.
Chemical Test Refusal – If arrested for DUI, refusing to take a chemical test results in one year of driving revocation for both your CDL and non-commercial license.
Second Offense Chemical Test Refusal – Refusing the chemical test for a second time after a drunk driving arrest, results in a lifetime loss of your CDL. You also lose your non-commercial driving privileges for up to two years.
Third or Subsequent Chemical Test Refusal – Like with repeat DUIs, refusing the chemical test after an arrest for the third time, results in a lifetime loss of your CDL. In addition, your non-commercial driving privileges are revoked for at least three years.
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