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Trucking Violation? You Have Choices

Posted on in Criminal Defense

trucking violation, commercial driver's license, CDL, Stamford criminal defense lawyerIf you are a truck driver, you know all too well that there are very specific rules and regulations that you need to follow in order to remain licensed. Some of the regulations that must be observed pertain to the weight of your load, the accuracy of your logbook, equipment, traffic rules, and keeping your license in good standing. If you have been charged with a trucking violation, you need legal advice immediately.

Some of the things that you can get ticketed for include:

  • Overweight – there are regulations for total weight of the haul as well as per axle;
  • Weighing stations – you must stop at each weight station as appropriate;
  • Equipment – you must have good tires, lights, mud flaps, etc. and they must be in good condition;
  • Logbook violations – your books must be up to date, factual, and accurate;
  • Traffic violations – general traffic offenses such as speeding, texting while driving, etc. also apply to truck drivers;
  • Licensing issues – driving on a suspended or revoked license;
  • DUI or DWI – the blood alcohol limit for a CDL licensed driver is .04, half of the limit for other drivers.

Anyone who drives professionally, such as truck drivers, bus drivers, trailer drivers, and drivers of passenger vans and buses, will have to hold a valid CDL, or commercial driver’s license.

Having any of the jobs that are described above may take you to places that may be thousands of miles away from your home. This makes having to show up at a court appearance virtually impossible. This is when having an experienced attorney to represent you is very important.

Your attorney will be able to appear in court for you to either contest the violation or negotiate on your behalf. The attorney that you hire will need to know all of the ins and outs of traffic laws when it comes to CDL holders. Your Connecticut trucking violation defense attorney can have the charges reduced, or maybe even dropped; allowing you to maintain a good driving record.