Commercial DWI in Texas

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If you hold a CDL and were charged with Commercial DWI or drunk driving in Bryan or College Station, TX, it is imperative to obtain legal representation from a qualified criminal defense lawyer to avoid giving up your commercial license. At The Law Office of Shane Phelps, P.C., we are experienced in fighting a wide variety of DWI cases. With more than three decades of experience, our College Station DWI lawyer has a thorough understanding of Texas and federal commercial driving laws to help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system and the courtroom.

CDL Suspensions

Individuals who hold commercial driver’s licenses and operate commercial vehicles are held to a higher legal standard because of the size of their vehicles and their cargo, whether it is people or materials. For example, a person who has a CDL and has a BAC of 0.04% or more in Texas is legally considered a drunk driver and may be arrested for a DWI.

If a commercial driver commits a serious violation, his or her CDL may be suspended for a certain period of time, depending on the severity of the violation. Not having your CDL can make it difficult to earn a living and pay your bills since your job requires you to have authorization to operating a commercial vehicle.

The following are the disqualification periods and the associated criminal charges:

Disqualification Period


60 days

Two serious traffic offenses – such as reckless driving, excessive speeding, tailgating, and improper lane changes – within three years

60 days for first offense, 120 days for second offense within three years, at least one year for third offense within three years

Railroad-highway grade crossings

120 days

Three serious traffic within three years

One year

Drunk driving, commission of a felony, leaving the scene of an accident

Three years

Drunk driving, commission of a felony while operating a commercial vehicle placarded for hazardous materials, leaving the scene of an accident


Using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony

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