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Possessing a Rhode Island Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) authorizes you to drive a commercial motor vehicle or combination of vehicles, such as a semi-truck, trailers, buses, any vehicle which carries 16 or more people, or vehicles transporting hazardous materials. In order to obtain such a license, you must pass meticulous road and written tests and continuously comply with all state and federal laws.
However, if you have been arrested for a DUI while operating a commercial vehicle, you risk losing your license permanently. This could mean squandering your source of reliable income and severely damaging your reputation with a DUI on your permanent record.
At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq., our Rhode Island DUI defense attorney is prepared to offer you the experienced and skilled legal representation necessary to retain your license, reduce the charges against you, or have your case entirely dismissed.
There are severe DUI laws in Rhode Island. If you are licensed to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), you automatically provide your consent to alcohol testing.
If you are operating a CMV which is designated to transport hazardous material upon your DUI arrest, you will lose your CDL for three years. A second offense results in permanently losing your CDL. However, if you participate in a breathalyzer test and your BAC is under .04%, you will lose your right to operate the CMV for up to 24 hours.
Attorney Thomasian has successfully handled various DUI charges. His experienced has earned him a membership to the National College for DUI Defense® and is recognized as the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in the United States. Our Rhode Island DUI lawyer has an in-depth understanding of the state laws and court proceedings to formulate an aggressive and personalized defense strategy for you. Let him get your license back and restore your reputation.
Contact our firm and request a complimentary consultation today.