New Jersey Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Defense Attorney
If you drive a commercial vehicle for a living, you have a CDL. There are certain types of offenses that can result in your license being suspended, which often results in the loss of your job. You know that you need to resolve any allegation of a traffic violation in a way that does not result in the suspension of your license. How you resolve a ticket in your home State is usually a straight-forward process with a clear understanding of how the violation will impact your license, at least at the Municipal Court. A more problematic question is: What impact will a violation in a different state have on your home state’s decision on what to do with your license? Do not resolve a ticket in a state other than your home state without knowing what the consequences will be in your home State.
If you have a CDL and are issued a traffic ticket, discuss what your options are with an experienced criminal defense lawyer before deciding how to resolve your case. Call Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation.
Defending a Commercial Driver’s License
In New Jersey, there are several different types of violations that are considered ‘serious offenses’. A conviction for any of these offenses can impact your CDL license. These offenses include: Speeding more than 15 miles over the posted limit, Reckless Driving in disregard of the safety of persons or property, Improper Lane Change, Tailgating, and any violation resulting in a Fatal Accident.
In a recent case, Howard Bailey defended a bus driver charged with Reckless Driving that resulted in injury to several passengers. Based on the defense investigation it was established that the accident was caused by a passenger repeatedly running up to the driver while he was driving the bus. The charges were dismissed by the prosecutor.
In another recent case, Mr Bailey represented a truck driver charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, with all charges dismissed when the defense investigation established that there were no witnesses that actually saw the accident or who could identify the client’s truck as having caused the damage.
Municipal Court and Motor Vehicle Commission Consequences
There are both direct and collateral consequences to a CDL license from pleading guilty to a motor vehicle summons. Before resolving a ticket, make certain you understand how the plea will impact you at the Municipal Court and how your MVC will view the conviction.
If you have a CDL and receive a summons, call Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation.