Commercial Driver's License Violations in Phoenix
Need a lawyer for your CDL violation case in Arizona?
The Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Program puts requirements and regulations on commercial drivers. This type of license is regulated federally in the United States. If a driver is found in violation of any provisions for the commercial drivers, they could be facing penalties for the traffic violation along with further consequences to their CDL. This license allows drivers to operate commercial vehicles, but also comes with many responsibilities. The vehicles that require this special license to operate include:
- A truck with either a double or triple trailer
- A truck that has a tank
- A truck that carries any type of hazardous material
- Any passenger vehicle
If you have a CDL and police arrested you for allegedly violating one of these regulations, you face serious consequences. Pursue aggressive representation from a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer at MayesTelles PLLC.
We have years of experience defending individuals in their traffic violation cases and we can help you in your CDL violation case as well.
Types of Violations of the CDL Program
There are countless regulations in the CDL program, which means there are numerous ways to violate the provisions of this license. The violations are often categorized by major offenses and then serious offenses. Some of more serious, or major, violations include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Fleeing the scene of an accident
- Committing a felony while using the vehicle to do so
- Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle on a revoked or suspended CDL
- Negligently operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle leading to a fatality
Some of the less severe, but still serious violations we have seen include excessive speeding, reckless driving, tailgating or breaking the traffic laws of the state. Driving one of the Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) without having a license to do so is one of the most common violations. You can be facing a CDL violation if you commit just about any civil or criminal traffic violation while in a commercial vehicle. In addition, maintaining a false or inaccurate logbook, driving an overweight vehicle and driving over your permitted hours can lead to violations with serious penalties.
Penalties for CDL Violations
The penalties for any traffic violations in Arizona are serious, but can be even more severe if done by a commercial driver in a CMV. Commercial driver penalties can involve any of the following:
- Large fines
- Increased insurance rates
- Possible jail time depending on the violation
- Loss of employment
- Suspension or revocation of your Commercial Driver's License
- Points on your driver's license depending on the state
Oftentimes, driving commercial vehicles is an individual's job, so losing their license or having restrictions can directly affect their employment. There is a lot at stake when arrested for a CDL violation in Phoenix, AZ. You need to team up with an experienced CDL violation lawyer in Phoenix who is familiar with these types of cases.
Contact MayesTelles PLLC for Help with Your CDL Violation Case
We understand that your Commercial Driver's License may be your livelihood and we are aware of the severity of the situation when facing a violation. Even one ticket can have a serious impact on your employment and ability to drive a CMV in the state of Arizona. We want to help you fight against your violation and protect your CDL. Contact a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer from MayesTelles PLLC for help in your CDL violation case right away.
We proudly offer a free case evaluation so do not hesitate to call our firm now for the aggressive representation that you need.