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Need a CDL OVI Attorney for Your Ohio Suspension?

At Malek Law Firm, we know how important maintaining your commercial driver’s license is to your livelihood. If you are facing a suspension and need the help of a CDL DUI attorney in Ohio, our team is ready to fight for you.

Known as the “OVI Queen” in Northeast Ohio, Linda M. Malek and her team have extensive knowledge of drug and alcohol defenses and experience in handling cases from misdemeanors to felonies. We will help you to understand your situation, consider all of the options, and build the best possible defense in an aim to lift your Ohio CDL suspension as quickly as possible. Contact our criminal defense team today for a free consultation about your legal options.


At Malek Law Firm, we know how important maintaining your commercial driver’s license is to your livelihood. If you are facing a suspension and need the help of a CDL DUI attorney in Ohio, our team is ready to fight for you.

Known as the “OVI Queen” in Northeast Ohio, Linda M. Malek and her team have extensive knowledge of drug and alcohol defenses and experience in handling cases from misdemeanors to felonies. We will help you to understand your situation, consider all of the options, and build the best possible defense with an aim to lift your Ohio CDL suspension as quickly as possible. Contact our criminal defense team today for a free consultation about your legal options.

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Understanding CDL-Related OVI and DUI Laws:

  • Commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than others, with “any detectable amount” of alcohol or any other controlled substance while driving considered a violation
  • Refusal of a test or testing with a traceable amount of alcohol or a controlled substance leads to a one-year CDL suspension upon your first offense
  • With a second test refusal or failing test, your license may be disqualified for life or a “lesser period as prescribed by rule by the registrar”
  • You’ll need to partner with an experienced attorney — like those at Malek Law Firm — who can help you build a defense against OVI-related criminal charges and can advise you in handling the reinstatement of your license with the Ohio BMV

CDL OVI-Related Disqualification Regulations from the Ohio BMV

Listed below is a breakdown of the OVI-related charges that may result in temporary or permanent disqualification of an Ohio CDL license and the time it will last, taken from the official Ohio BMV website. Please remember that most one-year disqualifications may be increased to three years for commercial vehicles transporting hazardous materials.

 

ViolationFirst OffenseSecond Offense
Alcohol or Drug Test RefusalOne YearLifetime
Alcohol Positive Test of Any Detectable Amount in a CMV24 Hours24 Hours
Alcohol Positive Test of These Amounts or Above in a CMV: 0.04 Breath Test, 0.048 Blood Test, or 0.056 Urine TestOne YearLifetime
OVI Conviction in Any VehicleOne YearLifetime
Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance in Any VehicleOne YearLifetime

 

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Facing an OVI with a CDL not only jeopardizes your immediate future but also threatens your long-term financial stability. That's why it's crucial to have a trusted lawyer by your side to guide you through an Ohio CDL suspension with confidence and peace of mind.

At Malek Law Firm, our team brings extensive experience in managing DUI and OVI cases of all kinds. We are dedicated to helping you recover and get back on the road swiftly and safely. Trust us to be your partner in overcoming this challenge and securing your professional future.

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