What Happens if I Get a DWI With a CDL in New Jersey?

What Happens if I Get a DWI With a CDL in New Jersey?

DWIs are among the most serious driving offenses an individual can commit, and New Jersey courts treat them as such. However, if you are a commercial driver who has received a DWI, your livelihood is also at stake. We understand that people make mistakes, which is why we are here to help. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey DWI defense attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens if I get a first-offense CDL DWI in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the standard BAC needed for a DWI is .08%. However, if you have a commercial license and are operating a commercial vehicle, you only need a BAC of .04% for a DWI. If you have been charged with a CDL DWI, here are some of the consequences you may face.

  • A 3-month suspension of your regular driver’s license
  • A CDL license suspension of 1 year
  • Up to 48 hours spent at an intoxicated driver resource center (IDRC)
  • Up to 30 days of jail time
  • Up to $400 in fines

What are the consequences of a CDL DWI in New Jersey with a BAC over .10%?

If you are arrested with a BAC of .10% or higher, you will face even harsher penalties. They are as follows:

  • Up to $500 in fines
  • Up to 30 days in jail
  • Up to a 1-year driver’s license suspension
  • A CDL license suspension of 1 year
  • Up to 48 hours at an intoxicated driver resource center (IDRC)

Will I lose my CDL forever for a second DWI in New Jersey?

If this is your second CDL DWI, there is a very good chance you will lose your CDL forever. Do not let this happen. Our firm is dedicated to tenaciously fighting for your right to your livelihood. Here are some of the consequences you may face for a second CDL DWI:

  • A 2-year suspension of your regular driver’s license
  • Up to 48 hours at an intoxicated driver resource center (IDRC)
  • Up to 90 days of in jail
  • Up to 30 days of community service
  • Up to $1,000 in fines

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Thomas DeMarco & Associates, LLC is an experienced Camden County criminal defense law firm located in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey. We understand how potentially damaging a criminal can be, which is why we pride ourselves in our willingness to fight for our client’s rights. Our firm handles all criminal matters and is ready to provide you with our knowledgeable legal counsel. Do not hesitate to contact our firm to discuss your legal situation.

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