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CDL & Other Specialty Licenses

Northwest Indiana CDL Attorney

When you drive for a living, your vehicle is your office. You simply cannot work at all without your commercial driver’s license (CDL). The problem is that the rules for maintaining a CDL are in many ways a lot stricter than the rules for maintaining an ordinary driver’s license. 

One example of enhanced strictness for CDL drivers is OWI, Indiana’s version of DUI. If you are driving your own vehicle off-duty, the legal limit is 0.08%. If you are driving a commercial vehicle, however, the legal limit is only 0.04%. Additionally, even traffic infractions could threaten your driving privileges.

CDL Legal Services

If you are facing suspension or revocation of your CDL, you need to act quickly to retain a CDL law firm to advocate on your behalf. A CDL ticket attorney might even be able to get your charges dismissed entirely. At Stracci Law Group we serve clients in Crown Point, Hammond, Valparaiso and other areas of Northwest Indiana who are facing these challenges. 

Grounds for Receiving a CDL Traffic Ticket

You can receive a traffic ticket that requires you to retain a CDL ticket lawyer, which can threaten your commercial driving privileges, for a number of reasons including:

  • Getting into an accident that was at least partially your fault
  • Hauling overweight cargo
  • Driving on a suspended driver’s license
  • Failure to use a designated lane
  • Moving violations
  • Safety violations
  • Hours of service violations

Many other possible legal and regulatory violations are also grounds for revocation for commercial truckers.

Can You Get Your CDL Tickets Dismissed?

Receiving a traffic ticket is a real threat to a CDL holder. Not only does it bring you closer to possible suspension of your CDL, but it might also convince future employers or clients that you are too great of a safety risk to hire. It is essential that you challenge a ticket and attempt to win a dismissal. Although there is no guarantee, a traffic ticket attorney for truck drivers can dramatically increase your odds of success in this regard.

How Can Stracci Law Group Help You With Your CDL Tickets?

The regulations governing commercial driving are extensive and complex. Although the yellow pages are full of lawyers willing and ready to defend ordinary driver’s license holders against traffic tickets, relatively few lawyers defend holders of CDL and other professional driver qualifications. Stracci Law Group does defend CDL cases and has experience with the following:

  • Ordinary CDL traffic violations
  • Alcohol-related CDL violations
  • License suspensions and revocations
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Taxi driver violations

Stracci Law Group enjoys a long history of preventing penalties or securing reduced penalties for holders of CDLs and similar specialty driving licenses. Hiring a commercial traffic lawyer could make all the difference in your case.

Call Stracci Law Group and Get Help From an Experienced Attorney for CDL Drivers!

Lose your CDL, and you might lose your livelihood, especially if you are a commercial trucker. That is a high price to pay for a traffic ticket! A Northwest Indiana truck ticket lawyer at Stracci Law Group can help you fight back. Contact Stracci Law Group today.

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FAQ

How long do tickets stay on a CDL?

Every time you get a traffic ticket, Indiana assesses points against your license. “Serious” violations can result in immediate suspension of your CDL. In Indiana, traffic ticket points stay on your record for two years. If too many points accumulate within two years, you might need a driver’s education course or even suffer suspension of your CDL.

What are CSA points?

CSA points are points issued against a commercial driving establishment (such as a trucking company) or a CDL holder based on inspections, crash reports, investigations, etc. They assess safety matters, and too many of them can result in a variety of negative consequences, including unemployability.

How many points does it take to lose your CDL in Indiana?

Indiana can suspend your CDL if you incur 18 or more points within two years. There are many other ways to incur a license suspension, including two “serious” violations in three years. Even a single offense of certain violations, such as reckless driving, can result in suspension.

What is a moving violation in trucking?

A moving violation is any violation that occurs when the vehicle is in motion that could not have occurred if the vehicle had not been in motion. This term excludes, for example, double parking or defective headlamp violations.

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