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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Minneapolis Commercial DWI Lawyer

Are You at Risk of Losing Your Commercial Driver’s License?

As a commercial driver, your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is your livelihood. Without it, it can be difficult to earn a living. For this reason, it is imperative that you secure an aggressive defense if you have been charged with DWI in Minnesota. Whether you were arrested for DWI while operating a commercial vehicle or a non-commercial vehicle, you could be at risk of losing your CDL privileges.

The Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. have been representing commercial drivers against a wide range of DWI charges since 1983. We know what it takes to win a difficult case. If you are at risk of losing your commercial driver’s license, we encourage you to find out how we can help. We are available 24/7, so please don’t wait to give us a call.

Disqualification of CDL Privileges in Minnesota

In Minnesota, commercial drivers are prohibited from consuming alcohol while they are on-duty or within four hours of going on duty. While the same DWI laws apply to off-duty commercial drivers as non-commercial drivers—meaning that they cannot operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater—the legal limit is even lower for on-duty commercial drivers.

You could lose your CDL for least one year if one of the following is true:

  • You drive a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04% or greater
  • You drive a commercial vehicle while under the influence of drugs
  • You refuse to submit to an alcohol or drug test after an arrest
  • You use a commercial vehicle to commit a felony offense
  • You leave the scene of an accident involving your commercial vehicle
  • You drive with a revoked, suspended, canceled, or disqualified CDL

While the legal limit for on-duty commercial drivers is .04%, you can still be put out of service for 24 hours if any detectable amount of alcohol is found in your system. You should also know that you could lose your CDL privileges for life if you are convicted of a second DWI offense, so it is imperative that you retain the help of a DWI lawyer in Minneapolis as soon as you have been arrested.

How Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. Can Help You

If you have been arrested for DWI as a commercial driver in Minnesota, now is the time to take action. Depending on the facts of your case, you could be facing more than just CDL disqualification; a first-time DWI offense may also result in a 90-day jail sentence and up to $1,000 in criminal fines.

How can Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. assist you? Consider the following:

  • Our lead attorney is a board certified criminal law expert
  • We possess more than 100+ years of collective legal experience
  • Our firm has handled hundreds of jury trials in the state
  • We are available 24/7 – we’ll be there when you need us
  • Both of our partners have experience as state prosecutors

Don’t wait to get the help you need – call our firm today for a FREE, no-risk consultation!

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

Attorney Profiles

Recent Case Victories

  • Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed

    Defense: Negotiated dismissal of charges Outcome: Attorney Hillary Parsons spoke with the alleged victim who reneged on ...

  • Second Degree DWI No Executed Jail Time

    Defense: Negotiated probation and admission to Veterans Court Outcome: Client was facing a 90-day mandatory minimum ...

  • Theft Charge Dismissed

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charges after one year probation Outcome: Despite client having a recent theft case from ...

  • 5th Degree Drug Possession (Felony) Charge Dismissed

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed Outcome: Client was charged with Felony 5 th Degree Drug Possession in Anoka ...

  • 3rd Degree Assault Not Guilty

    Defense: We won a Jury Verdict of “Not Guilty” Outcome: Joe Tamburino and Charlie Clas represented our client on the ...

  • Interfering with a 911 Call, Domestic Assault, 5th Degree Assault, Criminal Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charges after one year probation. Outcome: Attorney Carlson was able to convince the ...

  • 4th Degree DWI; Implied Consent Proceeding Reduction of Charges

    Defense: Negotiate reduced charge; motion to rescind license revocation Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to resolve the ...

  • No Proof of Insurance/Warrant for Failure to Appear Charge Dismissed

    Defense: Get charges dropped Outcome: Client was charged with operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance. ...

  • Hit and Run – Occupied Vehicle Charge Dismissed

    Defense: Obtain Continuance for Dismissal Outcome: Client was charged with hit and run of an occupied vehicle in ...

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