Joliet CDL – Commercial Driver’s License Violations Lawyer
If you are a commercial truck driver and have received a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) traffic ticket, your driving privileges could be at risk. Laws governing commercial driver’s licenses are strict in Illinois. Many traffic violations that would be considered minor for non-CDL holders are considered severe for commercial drivers. Convictions for CDL violations can lead to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) disqualification and the loss of commercial driving privileges, which could greatly impact your livelihood. At the Law Offices of Eugene Fimbianti, P.C., we are experienced in helping professional drivers deal with CDL violations. Our goal is to keep your driving record clean and preserve your driving privileges.
Understanding CDL Violations
There are numerous laws governing commercial driver’s licenses and the penalties for CDL violations. Many CDL violations can lead to a CMV disqualification temporarily or permanently. Your risk of CMV disqualification depends on how many serious traffic violations you commit over a given time. For example, if you are convicted of two serious violations while driving a CMV (separate incidents) within 3 years, you can be disqualified for at least 2 months. You can also be disqualified for violations that occur while driving a non-CMV if those violations lead to a non-CMV license suspension or revocation.
There are many different types of CDL violations that can put your driving privileges in jeopardy including:
- Speeding (15 or more above the posted limit)
- Improper lane change
- Reckless driving
- Following too close
- Overweight violations
- Driving CMV without a valid CDL
- Class violation
- And many others
Attorney Eugene “Gino” Fimbianti is familiar with all of the commercial driving laws in the State of Illinois. A former prosecutor, Mr. Fimbianti knows how to spot weaknesses in the case against you and argue on your behalf. He understands how important it is to preserve your clean record and maintain your driving privileges so that you can continue to earn a living.
If you have received a CDL ticket, contact us to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. We will answer your questions and honestly assess your situation. We represent commercial drivers in Will County, Cook County, and Kankakee County jurisdictions.