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Commercial Driver DWI Attorney in New Jersey

Consequences of a CDL DUI

Drivers of commercial vehicles face penalties that can have much more substantial life impacts than many other people charged with DWI. Even if you were arrested for DWI in your own personal vehicle, you face the suspension of your driver’s license and your commercial driver’s license (CDL). A DWI conviction on your driving record will affect your employability.

If You Are Convicted of DWI

Beyond the New Jersey DWI penalties, commercial vehicle drivers are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA), which defines DUI/DWI as a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .04 percent.

  • First DWI conviction in a passenger vehicle:
    • Three- to 12-month driver’s license suspension
    • A one-year suspension of CDL
  • Second DWI conviction in a passenger vehicle:
    • Two-year driver’s license suspension
    • Permanently revoked CDL

Following the suspension of your license, you might find it difficult to find another job, given the DWI conviction on your driving record. An experienced lawyer on your side is indispensable.

Contact me immediately if you were arrested for DWI in New Jersey. I am John W. Tumelty, an experienced and aggressive commercial driver DWI attorney in Atlantic City. As a former state prosecutor with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and former assistant county prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, I can prepare an effective and efficient defense for your best possible result.

CDL DUI Attorney — Atlantic County and Cape May County

Saving your CDL is not a simple task. It is critical to your livelihood to consult with a knowledgeable defense attorney right away. In addition to federal DWI charges, you will be facing New Jersey DWI charges if your BAC was .08 percent or greater.

As a commercial driver, the impacts of DWI go beyond your insurance and your ability to drive for personal reasons. Driving is your job, your career and your source of income. The reverberations of a DWI conviction could be devastating.

As your attorney, I can help you protect your driver’s license, your job, and your freedom. I will thoroughly examine the circumstances of the traffic stop, probable cause for arrest, Alcotest results, police interrogation tactics, and several other important aspects of your case. I will challenge the state’s evidence, incorporate expert witness testimony and fight for your rights.

Contact My South Jersey Office Today

Call me today to discuss your case or schedule a free initial consultation. Call 609-390-4600.

I can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I have offices in Atlantic County and Cape May County, and I accept Visa and MasterCard for payment of attorney’s fees.

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