CDL License Suspension Defense

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People who drive commercial vehicles have the unfortunate reality of having their licenses disqualified if they are arrested for drunk driving or other alcohol-related violations. The process to reinstate a Commercial Driving License is often long and confusing, but you don’t need to go through this alone: find legal representation that can help guide your journey back into lawful operation.

One of the most common causes for CDL disqualification is being arrested for driving while intoxicated or other alcohol-related violations. Commercial drivers can have their licenses disqualified, even when they are only ever convicted of drunk driving in a passenger vehicle and not operating anything commercial related at all.

If you’re facing any possible loss to your CDL because you were caught with an open container or something else that might make it seem like this was just your first time drinking and getting behind the wheel; don’t wait until things get worse before seeking legal representation from someone who knows what they’re doing.


CDL Disqualifications For Other Crimes

Texas Transportation Code § 522.081(b)(2) also allows for a CDL or CLP to be disqualified for one year if a driver is convicted of:

  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony (other than a felony described by Texas Transportation Code § 522.081(d)(2);
  • Causing the death of another person through negligent or criminal operation of a motor vehicle; or
  • Driving a commercial motor vehicle while their CDL or CLP is revoked, suspended, or canceled, or while the person is disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle.


Attorney Kelly Benavides has represented countless CDL drivers to help them avoid or over overturn a suspension.  CDL drivers are often members of the military, returning citizens, or just trying to provide for their families. CDL’s are a necessity in our society so losing your CDL license can be devastating and make you unable to work.

Facing CDL License Suspension? Let Us Help!

Attorney Kelly Benavides has qualified as an expert CDL Suspension Lawyer and will fight for CDL drivers facing CDL license suspension. She is here to help with CDL suspension appeals and CDL license reinstatement.