Commercial Drivers License
If you have OR may ever want to obtain a commercial drivers license (CDL), there are special problems associated with a DUI. The Federal government, by blackmailing the State with the threat of withholding federal Highway funds, has forced Oklahoma to enact the same CDL provisions as is contained in the federal code.
A first time conviction for DUI or refusal to take a breath test results in a ONE-YEAR SUSPENSION of the CDL. This is true even if the violation happened while driving a personal car- it makes no difference.
A second conviction will cause a LIFETIME ban on driving a commercial vehicle.
Any conviction of using a vehicle for any type of felony drug charges will result in a LIFETIME CDL ban.
Theoretically, you could have an argument with your spouse, go to you car parked on the curb to sleep it off and windup with your CDL gone for 1 year or Life. You could be charged with APC, which is the same punishment as DUI.
There are many, many twists to this issue, the point you should concentrate on is to IMMEDIATELY retain the services of a CERTIFIED DUI attorney. Your livelihood is at stake.
Bruce Edge, Tulsa DUI Lawyer
Board Certified in DUI Defense under ABA guidelines
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