One Year DMV Suspension for Commercial License Holders
For Commercial License holders, the stakes are high following a DUI arrest. Upon conviction for a DUI, the DMV will suspend commercial license privileges for a full year whether or not the DUI was committed in a commercial vehicle. Prior to Sepltember 20 2005, this one year suspension was only triggered if the DUI was committed in a commercial vehicle. Upon conviction of a second DUI, commercial license privileges will be revoked for life.
If a defendant with a commercial license suffers a one year suspension, it is still possible to apply for a Class C license and obtain restriction privileges on a first offense, to enable work related driving. However, the defendant will not be able to drive a commercial vehicle until the commercial license is reistated after one year.
In these circumstances, it becomes more important than ever to defend the DUI charges in Court and do everything necessary to challenge the evidence. This means retaining a DUI Lawyer in Los Angeles with experience in how to successfully challenge DUI charges. Tactics vary from case to case and from court to court and sometimes vary during the life of a case depending on what is or is not working, but an experienced DUI Defense Attorney in Los Angeles can guide your case to a positive conclusion.