If you have a CDL and are charged with various traffic offenses, it is vital to hire an experienced Traffic Attorney. The attorneys at Pechter & Pechter LLP have experience defending clients who have a CDL and will not only aggressively fight your case, but will explain your options and assist you in making an informed decision.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
DUI’s affect CDL holders differently than non-CDL holders. First of all, there are generally two cases going on at once for a DUI. There is the Statutory Summary Suspension as well as the Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol charge. In order for a CDL holder’s license to be unaffected, he or she would need to win BOTH the Summary Statutory Suspension AND the DUI. If a CDL holder wins the Statutory Summary Suspension but pleas guilty to the DUI, their CDL will still be disqualified for a minimum of 12 months. If a CDL holder loses the Statutory Summary Suspension but wins the DUI, their CDL is generally still disqualified for a minimum of 12 months. If a CDL holder commits two violations, then their CDL is disqualified for life. If you or someone you know is charged with a DUI and is a CDL holder, it is extremely important to have an experienced DUI attorney. Call us today at 708-599-4300.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
If you are a CDL holder and you are charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, you could be facing a minimum of a 12-month disqualification. If you are someone you know is a CDL holder and is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, call us today at 708-599-4300.
Serious Traffic Violations
Illinois has deemed certain common traffic tickets “Serious Traffic Violations.” Two serious traffic violations within a three-year period will result in a 60-day disqualification. Three serious traffic violations with a three-year period will result in 120-day disqualification. Examples of Serious Traffic Violations include:
Speeding 15mph or more above the posted speed limit
Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident
Driving too fast for conditions
Exceeding the speed limit in a school zone
No Valid CDL
Following too Closely
Improper Lane Usage
Texting While Driving
What should I do if I am charged with a Traffic Offense and I have a CDL?
If you have a CDL and are charged with a traffic offense it is best to talk to and hire an experienced traffic attorney. Barry Pechter and Scott Pechter are ready to help with your case. Call our office at (708)599-4300.