Why Hire a CDL Lawyer ?(Trucking Attorney)
Use our expert CDL Lawyer to try and avoid many of the penalties you receive from CDL Tickets. Our CDL Lawyer will plead your defense with the officers who issued the CDL Tickets and Trucking tickets. We are typically able to come to an agreement which allows you to avoid suspension and points being assessed to your license.
Don’t take chances with your CDL license. Call The Shelton Firm today and our Trucking attorney will work to keep those unwanted points off your CDL license and keep you on the road.
Our CDL Lawyers can assist you with:
- Handling paperwork and scheduling of a court date
- Represents you at the summary trial if no agreement can be made
- Knows exactly how a citation will affect your CDL License
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CDL Speeding Tickets
Unfortunately, the CDL speeding ticket fines are not the only penalty you receive when you plead guilty to a CDL Ticket. There are a number of additional penalties you must be aware of that come as a penalty for speeding in your truck. Including, (1) Potential CDL License Suspension, (2) Points on your CDL License, and (3) Higher Insurance Costs. Many of these penalties are avoidable. Hiring a Truck Lawyer for your CDL speeding ticket gives you your best chance to stay on the road.
Accidental Damage to Unattended Vehicles
This traffic charge is Pennsylvania’s Hit and Run statute. A truck driver who is convicted of any charge for leaving the scene of an accident will be subject to a ONE YEAR DISQUALIFICATION of their CDL License.
CDL citations below are all for Hit and Run and will lead to a one-year disqualification of a trucker’s CDL including:
- 75 Pa.C.S.A. Section 3742: Leaving the Scene of an Accident /Death or Injury
- 75 Pa.C.S.A. Section 3743Leaving the Scene of an Accident /Person in car
- 75 Pa.C.S.A. Section 3745: Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Property Only
Will I Lose My CDL License?
Getting a Trucking ticket can be a very stressful ordeal. Drivers given CDL tickets are completely unaware of how pleading guilty will affect their CDL license. Many factors must be considered in making that decision including, whether it was an active school/Work zone, the speed you were traveling, insurance status, and how many total points you accumulated for the incident. At The Shelton Firm we understand the importance of having a CDL license. Please call today for a free consultation with our Truck Lawyer and see if your license is in jeopardy of Disqualification.
Additional CDL Lawyer Info
Major Traffic Offenses
For all Major Traffic Offenses listed below the 1st offense requires a Disqualification of your CDL for 1 year. A second major offense in your lifetime will result in a Lifetime Disqualification of your CDL License.
- DUI – even a first offense where ARD is the outcome
- Driving while your CDL is disqualified, suspended or recalled
- An out of service Violation
- Refusing to submit to a chemical test as required under the DUI law
- Leaving the scene of an accident tickets
Serious Traffic Offenses
If you are convicted of any 2 of these serious traffic
offenses within a 3 year period, you will be disqualified from driving a CMV for 60 days. If you are convicted of 3 or more serious traffic
offenses within a 3 year period, you will be disqualified from driving a CMV for 120 days
- Speeding over 15 Miles per hour
- Hazardous Grades
- Reckless Driving
- Lane Change Violations
- Following too Closely
- Tickets in Construction Areas
- No CDL license/Improper class of license
- Texting while driving
- Using handheld mobile telephone
Click here to View Penndot Disqualification Sheet
Log Book Violations
A truck driver is required to log daily his activities to meet the requirements under the Federal Law. You are required to log for all 24 hours of the day and the Inspectors can request your logs up to 8 days prior to being inspected.
Inspectors are searching to see if you have violated the hours-of-service regulations. Violations of the hours-of-service regulations can result in being placed out of service.
Out of Service Time
Consequences of Being Placed Out-of-Service
• Once out of Service the driver cannot drive any commercial motor vehicle for 10 consecutive hours.
• In addition, The company will get CSA points, a driver may be fined up to $200, per violation, and the company may receive a $1,000 or greater fine.
Appeal Guilty Pleas or Guilty Verdicts
Have you mishandled your own defense at the Magistrate’s office, or mailed in a guilty plea in response to a traffic ticket? Is Penndot sending you letters about a license suspension for a recent ticket for which you pled guilty?
The summary appeal is your last shot at avoiding points, a suspension or a record for a CDL Ticket offense. A summary appeal is an appeal of a conviction for a CDL traffic offense that occurred in Magisterial District Court. You will get a new trial before a Court of Common Pleas Judge.
CDL Tickets/Commercial Vehicle Tickets
At The Shelton Firm, we know that if you lose your CDL license, you stand to lose your livelihood. That’s why we fight to keep you on the road. Some relatively simple moving violations(sometimes even in your personal vehicle) can be considered as “Serious Traffic Offenses,” and can cause your CDL to be suspended if you obtain two or three of these traffic tickets within a period of time. Don’t risk getting fired from work, paying fines, experiencing insurance hikes and losing your livelihood, Call our Truck Lawyer for a free consultation Today!
The Shelton Firm is centrally located in Lancaster PA. Our CDL Lawyer services clients throughout Central PA. Our diligent and aggresive representation is the secret ingredient that keeps our clients coming back for all their legal needs.
We represent clients in Personal Injury, Family Law, Traffic Ticket, CDL Violations and Criminal Defense Matters in the following locations:
- Adams County
- Berks County
- Chester County
- Cumberland County
- Dauphin County
- Delaware County
- Franklin County
- Lancaster County
- Lebanon County
- Montgomery County
- Perry County
- York County
- King of Prussia
- West Chester