When you are arrested for a drinking and driving (DWI), there are two separate tracks – a criminal track and an administrative track. The criminal track concerns fines, penalties, and potential jail time while the administrative track deals with the suspension of your driver’s license. The suspension of a driver’s license always presents a difficult situation, but this is especially true if your job requires you to operate a commercial motor vehicle or you have a Class A, B, or C Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
CDL AND A DWI ARREST
The consequences of a DWI arrest and conviction are more severe if you have a CDL. The consequences depend on a number of facts such as the nature of the offense and the cargo you were transporting at the time of your arrest for DWI.