Commercial Drivers License Tickets in Florida – Florida CDL Violation Lawyer
An individual who has a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is held to higher standards, whether fair or not, when driving on the road. The majority of people, who have a CDL, acquired the special license for their employment. CDL owners are expected to follow all of the laws of the road and if they fail to do so, they will have their CDL taken away and may lose their job.
One of the main reasons why CDL owners are held to higher standards is because they typically operate larger vehicles and can cause more damage if they chose to drive carelessly. If an owner of a CDL is pulled over for a ticket, they will face higher penalties than a person with a regular driver’s license.
A CDL driver should avoid being ticketed all together, but the major offenses that a CDL carrier should absolutely never receive, whether driving their work or personal vehicle, are:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
- Refusing a breathalyzer test
- Causing a fatality due to reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving on a suspended license
- Distributing or dispensing controlled substances in the vehicle
All of these offenses are considered criminal offenses and will result in a suspension of the driver’s license as well as heavy fines and possible jail time.
Other driving violations that should be avoided at all costs are:
- Improper passing or lane change
- Tailgating another vehicle
- Speeding 15 mph or more above the speed limit
- Driving a commercial vehicle without the CDL in the driver’s possession
- Driving a rig without the appropriate endorsement
- Violation of traffic signs and signals (such as running a red light or stop sign)
All of these traffic violations will result in hefty fines and possible license suspension for the driver. These violations will also result in higher insurance rates, points added to license, possible jail time, and possible probation.
The most severe penalty that a driver owning a CDL may face is, unlike people who hold a regular driver’s license; a CDL driver may lose their job for a simple traffic violation.
In this economy, numerous people are struggling with keeping their jobs or finding one altogether. If a CDL owner is facing a traffic violation charge they should contact an attorney and push for getting their charges dismissed. There are countless reasons that a charge may not stick and an experienced attorney will know how to defend such charges.
Do not just settle for the charges being brought up against you, especially if you feel as though they are unjust. Push back and find yourself a reliable attorney to fight your charges. Call Finebloom, Haenel& Higgins today and explain to us your situation. We will listen and provide you with the best defense possible if you choose to hire us. We have over 30 years of experience fighting criminal law cases revolving around traffic violations, such as commercial driver’s license charges, and we know how to push back. Call us today at 1-800-FIGHT-IT (1-800-344-4848).