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Many Bucks County residents drive for a living. If you operate a commercial vehicle, then you likely possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). You have worked hard to get that CDL license, and it may be the primary source of your income. If you have a CDL, then you know that the purpose of the CDL is to make the highways safer by ensuring that truck drivers and drivers of trailers and buses are qualified to operate such vehicles while removing those deemed unsafe or unqualified from our highways. As CDL drivers are skilled in driving methods which average drivers do not have, it is only natural to expected that CDL Drivers are held to a higher standard. Unfortunately, for all the hard work you put in to get that CDL, PennDOT has made it relatively easy to lose the CDL.
Most individuals who hold a CDL drive a vehicle as their job and primary source of income. It is due to this that when a suspension is threatened to a CDL license holder it becomes an extremely difficult situation. A driver might lose his or her ability to drive if they receive a Traffic Offense or are arrested for a DUI while driving a personal vehicle and holding a CDL. The threat of your suspended CDL must be acted upon quickly. There is a small window of opportunity to enlist the services of an experienced Bucks County lawyer who can help you hold onto your commercial license. The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have successfully defended and protected commercial drivers against potential CDL suspensions; saving jobs and careers, and, thereby, homes and life savings as well.
When it comes to CDL drivers, normally inconsequential traffic tickets can significantly impact your ability to drive a commercial vehicle. The penalties for any such infraction are substantially more serious for CDL drivers, and must be contested with an equal amount of zeal.
How Can They Take Away My CDL?
PennDOT has divided traffic offenses into three categories for CDL drivers. Conviction of even the least serious category may still result in a temporary disqualification of driving privileges, while a conviction of one of the other two can result in lengthy if not permanent, CDL disqualification. Therefore, if you are a CDL driver and receive a traffic citation, it is important that you know exactly what you are facing. Before you decide whether or not to pay a ticket, it is recommended you contact an experienced CDL lawyer.
The traffic laws for CDL drivers are more intricate than those applying to an average driver. The most common example is when an officer issues a citation for violating the law with regards to Obedience to Traffic-Control Devices, 75 Pa.C.S. 3111(a). In some instances, law enforcement will try to give a driver a break and give them this normally no-point ticket. For an average driver, this is a gift. For a CDL driver, however, this is a trap. While 3111(a) carries no points on a standard license, it is considered a moving violation for a CDL and can have a negative impact on your CDL.
Even if a Moving Violation will not necessarily disqualify your CDL, it can still cause CDL driver issues with obtaining work. Employers regularly pull the driver history of CDL driver employees prior to their hire. The existence of a moving violation may result in an employer deciding not to hire you.
That is why, no matter what the circumstance, when a CDL Driver is issued a traffic citation, they should always consult an attorney before taking any action.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our experienced Bucks County attorneys have handled all types of CDL tickets from Chalfont to Langhorne and everywhere in between, at both the Magisterial District Court level and the Common Pleas level. We understand what needs to be done to keep your CDL, and you can rest assured in knowing that we have successfully handled and routinely see situations just like yours. With offices in Southampton, we are ready to help this community stay on the road.
When faced with CDL tickets, hiring an intelligent and experienced defense attorney is a good first step in protecting your rights and your license. Contact Us today for a free consultation.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.