CDL

Can I be punished twice if I get a DWI while having a CDL?

A person may not be punished twice for the same crime. That’s the general prohibition against double jeopardy. I’ve written elsewhere about how double jeopardy protections are a lot less strong than people ordinarily think. For instance, different sovereigns – the federal and state governments – can prosecute people even if they’ve been found not…

Read More

Due Process and DWI Law: The Commerical Driver License

Anyone who has taken Administrative Law knows that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the citizens will enjoy the due process of law before any administrative acts deprive them of privileges they enjoy. In North Carolina (as in most states) individuals who pass certain physical and practical tests may be issued a…

Read More