New York CDL License Suspension Lawyer
New York CDL License Suspension Attorney
While the suspension of driving privileges is serious for any driver, it is even worse for those with commercial driver’s licenses (CDL). As a holder of a CDL who drives large, heavy commercial trucks or regularly transports public passengers, you are held to a higher standard than other drivers. Any speeding tickets, traffic violations or DWI charges received off the job can impact not only your driving record, but also your profession.
Heightened Penalties for Commercial Driver’s Licenses
If you are pulled over and cited for going 76 in a 55 mph zone, not only are you facing a six-point violation in New York — which carries the possibility of a mandatory $300 driver responsibility assessment (DRA) — but you also are facing a large fine for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 miles, a surcharge and possible federal consequences.
Under federal law, if you are convicted of two “serious traffic violations” within three years, you can lose your CDL for 60 days. “Serious traffic violations” include, but are not limited to, excessive speeding of 15 mph or greater, driving recklessly under state law, tailgating, making illegal lane changes and driving without having your CDL in your possession.
Contact an Albany Commercial License Suspension Lawyer
As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we understand how disastrous a conviction can be for someone who drives for a living. When you are facing the possibility of marks on your driving record, it is important to take every measure to preserve your CDL driving privileges. Our traffic and criminal defense attorneys will strive to have your charges reduced or dismissed so that you can stay on the road.
We represent clients facing CDL license suspension in:
- Saratoga Springs
- Ballston Spa
- And cities across New York state
To schedule a free initial consultation, contact our Albany or Schenectady law office by calling 866-642-3807 or e-mailing us.