Protecting Your Driving Career After A Traffic Violation
Millions of Americans support themselves and their families by venturing onto the open road. Whether they’re taxi drivers, ridesharing contractors, occasional delivery personnel or long-haul truck drivers, they all face a major threat: Traffic violations can seriously set professionals back, especially when they result in convictions.
At Robert R. Hart, Jr., Attorney at Law, we have spent more than 30 years representing people from Ohio and across the nation, helping them stay behind the wheel when their livelihoods depend on it. We understand that Cincinnati’s commercial drivers come from diverse walks of life, communities and backgrounds. Many don’t even consider themselves transit workers since they hold commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) only as a requirement for another profession. Some are only passing through Ohio on their way from other states. In all situations, we can help them protect their driving careers after traffic violations.
What Does Getting An Ohio Traffic Violation Mean?
Professional drivers find themselves up against different stakes from what other drivers might encounter after receiving a routine traffic ticket. Commercial driver’s license restrictions are far more stringent than those associated with other licenses:
- The DUI blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for CDL holders is lower even when they aren’t driving their commercial vehicles, and being convicted twice can get a license permanently revoked.
- Moving violations, such as speeding 15 mph over the limit or causing a serious accident, can result in a CDL revocation.
- CDL holders can accumulate violation points that might force them to surmount extra hurdles when applying for employment.
- CDL restriction violators convicted of misdemeanors may spend up to 180 days in jail.
Whether a CDL ticket is preventing you from driving commercially or keeping you away from work while incarcerated, a conviction can wreak havoc on your life as a CDL holder. Talking to a lawyer may not solve all your problems, but it may be the best start when it comes to fighting the charges.
Let Us Defend You Against A CDL Violation
There are different ways to fight criminal charges and traffic violations. For instance, depending on your situation, we may be able to argue that extenuating factors, like your employer’s unhealthy working conditions, caused you to be unduly tired. Or we might be able to argue that the authorities who pulled you over didn’t follow proper procedures.
The wide array of CDL traffic violations defense options can be confusing — and the repercussions extreme. At Robert R. Hart, Jr., Attorney at Law, we will explore defense strategies that can keep your career moving in the right direction. Call us today at 866-302-0981 or send us a message here. We represent CDL holders throughout Ohio and nationwide.