How a Guilty Plea in Colorado can Effect Your Commercial License (CDL)

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Pleaing Guilty can cost you your CDL in ColoradoDrug charges have a heavy impact on how they will affect your life. If you drive a commercial motor vehicle, you could lose your livelihood by picking up a drug charge, a felony, or a charge related to driving (such as careless driving).

If you plea guilty to manufacturing, dispensing, or distributing a controlled substance or possessing a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, dispense, or distribute, you will lose your license for life.

Other offenses that are related to the operation of a commercial motor vehicle will result in a one-year ban. So a DUI or a careless driving charge can result in a one year ban.  If you pick up a second charge of careless driving, after pleaing to a previous one, you will face a lifetime revocation of your CDL.

If you have a CDL, you know how difficult it is to keep your license and your job. As a result, you need to protect your license and yourself by handling criminal charges properly and effectively.

The information in this post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or as the creation of an attorney-client relationship. For legal advice, please contact an Attorney.

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Nathaniel has worked in criminal law on both sides of the aisle spending time working for the prosecution as well as the defense. Most recently Nathaniel has represented individuals in violent felonies and drug cases. Prior to this work, Nathaniel handled DWIs, Domestic Violence Cases, Property Crimes, and White Collar Crimes. On the prosecutorial side, Nathaniel has most notably worked in Bosnia helping to prosecute individuals who committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Bosnian War from 1993-1995. In particular, Nathaniel helped in the prosecution of military leaders who arranged for the organized murders and rapes of innocent civilians in various towns in Bosnia. Nathaniel is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Northwestern University, and Phillips Exeter Academy. Google Profile: Nathaniel Baca