Skokie Commercial Driver’s License Violation Attorneys
Drivers who have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and drive a vehicle for a living have to take extra precautions to not receive moving violations. A serious moving violation could lead to your commercial license getting suspended, or even revoked. If you lose your commercial license, it could mean the loss of your livelihood.
If you received a violation, it’s important to contact a Skokie Commercial Driver’s License Violation Attorney right away. At Driver Defense Team, we help clients with traffic-related offenses, including commercial driver’s license violations. We understand how important it is that you remain on the road. Let us protect your commercial driving privileges.
Skokie Commercial Driver’s License Disqualifications
There are four main categories of disqualifications related to commercial driver’s licenses in Illinois. These are:
- Serious traffic violations — this includes most violations such as improper lane usage, using a cell phone while driving, speeding in excess of 15 mph over the posted speed limit, and more.
- Major offenses — causing a death, using your CDL to commit a felony, leaving the scene of an accident, etc.
- Violating out-of-service orders
- Railroad-highway grade crossing offenses
CDL disqualifications need to be taken seriously, which is why you want a knowledgeable attorney representing you. Your attorney will help you decide what the best course of action is and explain your options. Other important steps that our law firm will take for you include a review of your driving history, appearing in court on your behalf, conducting a thorough assessment of your case, negotiating with the prosecutor, reviewing for any potential technicalities, and more.
In the event the case cannot be resolved in one of these “risk free” ways, we are fully ready to defend you in a trial. Our top priority is to make sure your legal rights are protected and that you can continue driving with your CDL.
Possible Outcome of Commercial Driver’s License Violations
Some people assume that it might be worth just paying the traffic ticket and moving on. However, that means you are pleading guilty and there is no ability to get it dismissed. Some possible outcomes of a commercial driver’s license violation include:
- Deferred prosecution resulting in a dismissal;
- Prosecutor agrees to accept a plea to a lower offense;
- Community service or driver’s school instead of a fine;
- Not guilty at trial
Frequently Asked Questions on Commercial Driver’s License Violations
Understandably, clients have a lot of questions and concerns when it comes to commercial driver’s licenses in Illinois. We’ve taken the time here to answer two of the most common questions we receive.
What is a CDL Class A?
CDL Class A is for “combination” vehicles that have a Gross Combination Weight (GCWR) of more than 26,000 pounds. In addition, the GVWR of the towed vehicle must be more than 10,000 pounds. People with a Class A license can operate vehicles in Class B, C, and D as well.
Can You Get a CDL with Three DUIs?
No. If you receive a second conviction involving a DUI (commercial or non-commercial), you will receive a lifetime disqualification for a CDL.
Contact a Skokie Commercial Driver’s License Violation Attorney Today
If you received a commercial driver’s license violation, let a skilled attorney protect your legal rights. Contact Driver Defense Team today to schedule an initial consultation.