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10. What about commercial licenses?

pepsi truckA good Napa DUI attorney will understand that California commercial license holders are affected by rules tying federal highway grant funds to uniform adoption of harsh federal rules relatd to commercial suspensions for DUI convictions.

Consequently, commercial license holders (Class A or B licenses, or endorsements) likely face lifetime loss of commercial privileges if convicted of a DUI in Napa County court, or suspended for a DUI by Napa DMV, or both, if the commercial driver has a prior DUI court conviction or prior DUI DMV suspension (or certain other serious driving convictions), and the date of arrest for the prior conviction was after September 20, 2005. Vehicle Code Section 15302.

The best way to avoid this result is to beat the current DUI case by winning the case outright in Napa County court or successfully reducing the charges to a Wet Reckless or lower, and also winning the separate DMV case. Consult with a Napa County DUI lawyer about your specific case.


Any result portrayed was dependent on the facts of that case, and the results will differ if based on different facts.

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Dave Jake Schwartz is an Honors Graduate from UC Hastings Law School, and UC Davis, former Federal Judicial Clerk, and Nationally Qualified Sobriety Tests Practitioner. Member of the California Bar for 30 years, Wine Country resident for over 20 years, handles only DUI cases, including thousands of North Bay DUIs and DMV hearings: first/multiple offenders, minors, seniors, tourists, undocumented immigrants, veterans, probation violations, suspended license, public intoxication, open container, minor in possession, child endangerment, collisions, hit and run, evading, resisting arrest.



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