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Protecting Your CDL Following a Drunk Driving Arrest

DUI Defense Attorneys in Lincoln & Omaha

For a commercial driver, a drunk driving conviction can be a job killer. Professional drivers who are accused of DUI should discuss their case with an experienced defense attorney whether they were driving a commercial vehicle or their personal vehicle at the time of their arrest.

Established in 1965, the Berry Law Firm has developed and maintained a reputation for excellence in protecting the rights of professional drivers and average citizens who have been arrested for driving under the influence. From our offices in Lincoln and Omaha, our attorneys handle DUI cases throughout Nebraska.

CDL Revocation and DUI Arrest in Nebraska

A person convicted of operating a commercial motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .04 percent or greater, or who refuses to submit to a BAC test, faces a one-year CDL revocation. If the driver was carrying hazardous materials, the CDL may be revoked for three years. A commercial driver who is convicted of driving a noncommercial vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or greater, or who refuses to submit to a BAC test, also faces a one-year CDL revocation.

A second DUI conviction will result in permanent CDL revocation, and the driver will never be able to drive or operate a commercial vehicle in Nebraska again.

While preparing and presenting your defense against the criminal charge of DUI, our lawyers will also work to protect your CDL before the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This is a civil proceeding that is separate from your criminal case. A person who is arrested for DUI in Nebraska has 15 days to request a hearing with the DMV or face automatic driver’s license suspension.

Our skilled attorneys have earned a statewide reputation for successfully challenging DUI evidence both at DMV revocation hearings and in DUI criminal proceedings.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Law Firm

For more information about DUI charges and commercial drivers, contact the Berry Law Firm at (402) 817-6550 in Lincoln and at 402-763-8877 in Omaha.