CDL Advisories Matter

Boone County, Iowa.  CDL licenses are a lively hood for many Iowans and the loss of a CDL license stemming from an arrest for operating while intoxicated can have significant impacts.  Fortunately, Iowa’s implied consent laws require an arresting officer to properly inform a CDL holder about the consequences to their CDL licenses in the event they submit to a blood, breath, or urine test failure or refusal.  If this is not completed properly the resulting test results for failure can be deemed inadmissible at trial.  Fortunately for a recent GRL client, this mishap allowed the client to not only save their non-commercial driver’s license but also their commercial drivers license and the resulting criminal charge was ultimately reduced to public intoxication.