James M Wagman

Athens Truck Driver Attorney

As a professional driver, you are subject to increased penalties for DWI, DWAI and DWAI drugs convictions. If your commercial driver's license (CDL) is suspended or revoked, you may lose your ability to earn a living and provide for yourself and your family.

Why take a chance with an inexperienced attorney? I have been practicing law for more than 25 years and also serve as a prosecutor for the town of Catskill. I understand New York DWI law from the perspective of prosecutor and defense lawyer. Use my experience to your advantage. To make an appointment, please call 866-901-8742 today. Your consultation is free.

The Law Office of James M. Wagman Can Help

There are many reasons to contest a commercial DWI charge. Most important is that losing your CDL means losing your job, at least temporarily. CDL holders face an automatic one-year revocation of their commercial licenses for a first DWI or DWAI conviction. No conditional or hardship CDLs are permitted. A second DWI or DWAI conviction will result in a license revocation with a minimum of 10 years before reinstatement is allowed.

In addition to the strict guidelines that apply when you are driving a commercial vehicle, CDL holders are held to higher standards when they drive any vehicle. A conviction for DWI or any traffic violation while driving a non-work vehicle will affect your CDL.

The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a set of commercial driver's license recertification criteria. We can discuss whether you are eligible for recertification based on the details of your driving record.

For a free consultation with a New York state CDL DWI lawyer, please call 866-901-8742 or contact me online.