Commercial Driving Under the Influence Charges

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Defending Commercial Driver DUIs in Nevada Don’t Face These Charges Alone. We Can Help.

Facing a DUI while operating a commercial vehicle in Nevada brings severe consequences that threaten your livelihood. However, an experienced attorney can aggressively defend your rights. Contact our law firm for dedicated legal guidance.

How Commercial DUIs Are Treated in Nevada

In Nevada, driving a commercial vehicle like a semi-truck, bus, limo, taxi, or other vehicle requiring a commercial driver’s license (CDL) while under the influence of alcohol or drugs brings additional penalties beyond a regular DUI, including:

  • CDL disqualification – Minimum 1-year suspension, even for a first offense
  • Possible truck/vehicle confiscation
  • Enhanced jail time and fines
  • Terminated from current commercial driving job
  • Difficulty finding future CDL employment

The government prosecutes CDL DUIs aggressively, making skilled legal defense vital to protect your rights and career. An attorney may find issues with chemical testing, police errors, or procedural violations to help dismiss or reduce charges.

Act Quickly to Defend Your CDL

It’s critical to retain legal counsel immediately after a CDL DUI arrest. Here’s why:

  • Swift action is needed to try to avoid CDL disqualification
  • Preserve time-sensitive evidence before it’s lost
  • Begin negotiations with prosecutors as soon as possible
  • Meet short DMV hearing deadlines to keep driving

Too often, unrepresented drivers plead guilty and lose their CDL for a year. Don’t let this happen to you. Having an attorney already fighting for your rights makes a significant difference. Take action now!

Why Choose Our Firm for Your Commercial DUI Defense?

At The Rosenblum Law Firm, our legal team has successfully defended countless commercial DUI cases in Nevada.

We know what it takes to protect your rights and livelihood, including:

  • In-depth understanding of CDL DUI laws and processes
  • Aggressive and tenacious legal representation
  • Compassionate counsel guiding you through the process
  • Acting urgently to start your defense
  • Exploring creative sentencing solutions
  • Record of favorable outcomes in similar cases

Don’t go it alone and risk your career. Put our experienced commercial driver DUI defense lawyers on your side for dedicated representation.

Call now for a free case review and legal options. Don’t wait – your future is at stake. Let us fight on your behalf!

Motion to Suppress Evidence

An attorney may file pre-trial motions challenging the legality of the traffic stop, field sobriety tests, or chemical BAC testing procedures. If evidence is suppressed, the case is weakened or dismissed.

DMV Hearings

It’s essential to request an administrative DMV hearing within seven days of arrest and have an attorney present to try to avoid CDL disqualification.

Plea Bargaining

Pleading to impaired or reckless driving may avoid a DUI conviction and allow keeping a CDL without suspension.

Diversion Programs

Completing prosecutor pre-trial diversion programs for charges like reckless driving can result in a dismissal and CDL reinstatement.

No Contest Pleas

A no-contest plea avoids formally admitting guilt while accepting punishment. It may help prevent the admission of guilt that hurts future CDL job prospects.

Interlock Device

Installing an ignition interlock may allow for limited CDL driving privileges for work instead of a full suspension.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can a CDL driver get a restricted license after a DUI?

Possibly, but it depends on the offense and requires an ignition interlock device. An attorney can provide guidance.

What happens if I get a DUI in a commercial vehicle in another state?

The offense will be reported to your home state’s DMV, likely resulting in CDL disqualification by your home state.

Is there such a thing as a “CDL diversion program” in Nevada?

No, but sometimes prosecutors offer pre-trial diversions for charges like reckless driving to avoid suspending a CDL.

How soon after a commercial DUI arrest should I contact an attorney?

Immediately, as there are short deadlines for DMV hearings and evidence preservation, Swift defense is vital.

What might a plea bargain look like in a commercial DUI case?

Possibly pleading to reduced charges of reckless or impaired driving that have less impact on CDL status.

Can I get a hardship CDL license exception after a commercial DUI?

Exceptions have been granted in minimal cases to allow driving for essential work purposes.

Should I refuse or consent to a BAC test if stopped in a commercial vehicle?

There are pros/cons to both options. An attorney can offer guidance on the best choice for your defense.



DUI – Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. Also called DWI, OWI.

CDL – Commercial Driver’s License required for operating commercial vehicles like semi-trucks.

DMV – Department of Motor Vehicles, the state agency regulating licenses.

Disqualification – Loss of CDL privileges due to an offense like DUI. More severe than a suspension.

Suppress – To have evidence excluded from admission at trial because it was illegally obtained.

Diversion – Programs resulting in dismissed charges upon completing classes and other requirements.

Interlock Device – Breath testing device connected to a vehicle’s ignition to prevent it from starting if alcohol is detected.

No Contest Plea – Plea accepting punishment without admitting guilt. It helps avoid formally disclosing the offense.

Hardship License – Restricted license granted only for essential purposes like work when license is otherwise suspended or revoked.

Pre-Trial Motions – Motions filed by the defense seeking dismissal of charges or suppression of evidence before trial.

Plea Bargain – Negotiated deals between defense and prosecution involving pleading guilty for reduced charges or penalties.

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A Special Message from Our Lead Attorney

Molly Rosenblum

Molly Rosenblum

Dear Reader,

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for taking the time to read through these resources.

I understand that navigating the legal world can be challenging, and I hope these resources have provided some clarity and peace of mind.

If you have further questions or require legal assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out.

I invite you to schedule a free consultation with our team by calling (702) 433-2889.

Remember, you do not have to face these challenges alone. We are here to guide and support you in your journey to justice.

Thank you again for your time, and I look forward to assisting you in the future.

Best regards,
Molly Rosenblum, Esq.