CDL Defense

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Protecting a CDL Driver's Career

Driving a truck or other commercial motor vehicle is a noble profession and is an honest way to put food on the table and help support a family.  When a CDL holder receives a ticket for a simple offense such as Improper Lane Usage the consequences are often nothing short of draconian.  In Illinois a non-CDL holder may request supervision and avoid a conviction on his record.  However, CDL drivers are not eligible for supervision, and therefore, are subject to a mandatory conviction.  This is true even if the CDL driver has not had a ticket in 20 years.
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

CDL Defense

Most CDL holders understand that when they are charged with a simple moving violation the consequences can be dire.  The good news is that most prosecutors understand the high stakes and are willing to work with defense attorneys.  Today, my client (a CDL holder) was charged with a moving violation.  However, after a brief conference with the village prosecutor he was kind enough to amend the charge to a parking violation.  The foregoing disposition will not adversely effect my client's CDL. 

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