Commercial Driver's License Ticket Attorney in Aurora
About Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Ticket/Violations
If you have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), driving is your livelihood. Because of this, it’s important that you do everything in your power to protect your license. As a CDL driver you are not going to be treated the same way as a regular licensed driver. Penalties for CDL drivers are much more severe and have a direct impact on your license. Even if you receive court supervision for a serious traffic offense, the Illinois Secretary of State will record your disposition as a "supervision/conviction." The supervision/conviction result for your traffic violation will be sent to the Illinois Secretary of State and may contribute to your CDL suspension.
A serious traffic violation encompasses most of the typical moving violations that would apply to regular licensed drivers, including:
What are the Penalties for CDL Traffic Tickets in Illinois?
There are a wide variety of mandatory minimum and maximum fines for various traffic violations, ranging from $1,000.00 for petty traffic offense to $2,500.00 for misdemeanors. If convicted of a traffic offense, you may face mandatory suspension of your CDL in addition to fines and court costs. Commercial driver’s license suspension varies in length, from two months to four months to indefinite suspension, depending on various factors and how they relate to your circumstances.
The presiding judge can also sentence you to perform public service work, attend a four-hour or eight-hour driver safety course (traffic school), probation, or can sentence you to a term of up to one year in county jail for misdemeanor traffic violations.
Can a Traffic Offense Cancel My
Commercial Driver’s License?
In addition to a possible suspension of your commercial driver’s license, Illinois law states that a CDL will be canceled for a period of one year for a number of offenses.
Your CDL may be cancelled if you are charged with:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
- Refusing to submit to chemical testing, such as a breathalyzer test, blood test, or urine test
- A second DUI offense, which results in a lifetime cancellation of your CDL
- Driving a commercial motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.04 or more
- Leaving the scene of an accident while driving a commercial motor vehicle
- Any felony offense involving a motor vehicle
- Negligent driving resulting in the death of another person while operating a commercial vehicle
- Driving a commercial vehicle during a revocation or cancellation of a commercial driver's license
Contact Our Aurora CDL Traffic Defense Attorney
Traffic tickets can seriously threaten your livelihood if you are a CDL holder. Your ability to legally operate a commercial vehicle is vital to your ability to provide for yourself and your family. With nearly a decade of experience representing CDL holders in traffic court, Aurora criminal defense attorney David Lee can help you fight for your rights. His background as a traffic prosecutor helps him understand how the prosecution works, allowing him to strategize the best defense on your behalf. David has successfully represented truck drivers, taxi drivers, bus drivers, and delivery drivers, working to help them protect their CDL. If you have been charged with a traffic violation, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation to assess the details of your case.
Call The Law Offices of David Lee at (630) 901-8700 for skilled legal representation backed by 20+ years of criminal litigation experience.