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6 Steps To Getting Your Commercial Driver's License With A DUI In California

If you are looking to get your commercial driver's license in the state of California, you will need to be aware of the DUI laws. A DUI conviction can disqualify you from obtaining a CDL. In this blog post, we will outline 6 steps that you need to take in order to get your commercial driver's license with a DUI in California.

  1. First, you need to fulfill all of the regular requirements for getting a commercial driver's license in California. This includes having a valid driver's license, passing the knowledge test and skills test as required by the state DMV, and completing a medical examination.
  1. Next, you will need to apply for an Occupational License from the Department of Motor Vehicles. This license will allow you to legally operate a commercial vehicle while your DUI conviction is still on record.
  1. You must have proof of insurance when applying for an Occupational License, so it's important that you obtain an SR-22 form from your insurance company as part of the application process.
  1. You also need to have a valid work permit in order to apply for an Occupational License. This can be obtained through the California DMV after you provide proof of your DUI conviction and complete any additional paperwork required by the state.
  1. Once your application is approved, you will be issued an Occupational License that allows you to drive a commercial vehicle while your DUI conviction is still on record.
  1. Finally, you can apply for a regular commercial driver's license with the DMV after your Occupational License expires. Make sure to bring all of the proper documentation, such as proof of insurance and a valid work permit, when applying for this license as well.

What Should I Bring?

When applying for a commercial driver's license with a DUI in California, you need to bring the following documents: your valid driver's license, proof of insurance (SR-22 form), a valid work permit, and any other paperwork required by the state DMV. It is also important to note that you will be subject to further testing and evaluation by the DMV before a license can be issued.

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost of getting a commercial driver's license with a DUI in California will depend on the type of license you are applying for and the fees associated with that particular license. The DMV website lists all fees for each specific commercial vehicle class so you can get an idea of what you may have to pay. Additionally, there may be additional costs associated with obtaining an Occupational License, such as insurance and a valid work permit.

By following these 6 steps, you can get your commercial driver's license in California despite having a DUI on your record. It is important to note that this process may take some time depending on the details of your case, so make sure to start the process as soon as possible. Good luck!


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