Why Hire a CDL Lawyer ?(Trucking Lawyer)
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 can usually agree on a solution that lets you avoid suspension and points on your license.
Don’t take chances with your CDL license. Call The Shelton Firm today and our Trucking lawyer 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
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.
Penalties can Include, (1) Potential Pennsylvania 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 for Section 3742, 3743, 3745 are all for Hit and Run and will lead to a one-year disqualification of a trucker’s CDL.
Will I Lose My CDL License?
If you’re facing a trucking ticket, it’s important to understand how pleading guilty could affect your commercial drivers license. Our truck lawyer can help you determine if your license is at risk of disqualification or if the ticket will impact your ability to work in the trucking industry. Call today for a free consultation.
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 they convict you of any 2 of these serious traffic
offenses within a 3 year period, they will disqualify you from driving a CMV for 60 days. If they convict you of 3 or more serious traffic
offenses within a 3 year period, they will disqualify you 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 looking for violations of the hours-of-service regulations. If they find any, you may be 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?
Appealing a conviction for a CDL traffic offense in Magisterial District Court is your last chance to avoid points, a suspension, or a record. 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 losing your CDL license can mean losing your livelihood. We fight to keep you on the road. Call our Truck Lawyer for a free consultation today to avoid risking losing your job, paying fines, or experiencing insurance hikes.
The Shelton Firm is centrally located in Lancaster PA. Our CDL Lawyer services clients, motor carriers, and trucking companies throughout Central PA. We fight to keep you on the road. Our diligent and aggressive representation, and thoughtful legal advice is the secret ingredient that keeps our clients coming back for all their legal needs.
We represent clients in the following locations:
- Adams County
- Berks County
- Chester County
- Cumberland County
- Dauphin County
- Delaware County
- Franklin County
- Lancaster County
- Lebanon County
- King of Prussia
- Montgomery County
- York County