Yes, conviction for DWI or DWAI in New York will cost you your commercial driving privileges for a period of one year on the first offense, even if the incident happened on your own time, in your own private vehicle.
CDL holders can be charged with DWI if their blood alcohol content is just .04%, and while you are able to apply for a conditional license if you are convicted of DWI, New York will not allow commercial privileges for a year.
Upon a second conviction for DWI, you’ll lose commercial privileges for the rest of your life, as well as experience all the usual penalties that go with DWI.
If you drive for a living, your commercial drivers license is as important to you as a doctor’s license to practice medicine is to them. Fight these charges and keep your career on track.
Call the Queens DWI attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.