Commercial Driver’s License Error

Commercial driver’s licenses are a staple for many people to make a living thus, when that staple gets threatened because of an arrest for operating while intoxicated, the stakes are often enhanced.  The law requires that officers provide accurate information to arrestees facing a decision whether to consent or refuse chemical testing following an arrest for OWI and providing inaccurate information can be fatal to the State’s case.  A recent GRL client was vindicated of his OWI charge and both his non-commercial and commercial driver’s licenses were sparred when Attorney Matt Lindholm determined the officer incorrectly advised him about the applicable commercial driver’s license suspension that he would be facing prior to his decision to consent or refuse chemical testing.  Here, knowing the law and the doing the necessary factual deep dive was essential to the successful outcome in this case.