Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Tickets Can Significantly Impact Your Ability to Work
If you drive a truck for a living, a ticket can ruin your career. Your CDL may be threatened if you are charged and convicted of a New York Transportation Law violation. We understand that a conviction can mean the difference between keeping your ability to work and losing your livelihood. Commercial driver’s license violations include common charges such as:
- Weigh station violations
- Reckless driving
- Log-book violations
- Overweight violations
- Improper brake violations
- Unsecured loads
- Safety violations
- Failure to Obey Traffic Signals
- Hazardous Waste violations
Commercial license violations are often much more complicated than simple traffic offenses. A Transportation Law conviction can impact the driver and the owner of the truck. For certain violations, the police officer can place the truck “out of service”, which means the truck cannot legally operate without some sort of corrective action. Some CDL violations, such as Logbook violations, can be misdemeanors, which means a conviction can carry additional fines and even jail time.
I have been charged with a Transportation Law Ticket- What next?
New York State Police and other police agencies are increasingly on the lookout for potential Transportation Law Violations. This is especially perilous for truckers passing through the area via the NYS Thruway or one of the local highways surrounding the Rochester, NY area. If charged, it is important to consult with an attorney experienced with handling such complex tickets as soon as possible.
Avik Ganguly and Roman A. Misula are former prosecutors with crucial experience obtaining results for truck drivers and transportation companies. We have handled such tickets throughout the state of New York. If you get pulled over while driving a truck in the State of New York, give us a call for a free consultation!