If you have a commercial drivers’ license, following state and federal rules is vital to protect your career. Obtaining a commercial license and getting a driving job requires dedication, skill, and special education. You don’t want all that you have worked for to be lost because your commercial driver’s license is suspended or is revoked as a result of a traffic offense.
NY Traffic Firm can help to make sure you do everything possible to avoid conviction for traffic crimes and to make sure traffic offenses don’t derail your job prospects. Our New York CDL traffic lawyers understand the rules applicable to truckers on the federal and state level and we aggressively advocate for commercial drivers accused of wrongdoing.
No matter what offense you are accused of while driving your personal or professional vehicle, our legal team can help you to fight the accusations and protect your ability to work in your chosen field.
Commercial drivers are expected to follow all of the rules of the road, including staying within the speed limit, obeying traffic signals, and yielding the right-of-way to other motorists when it is their turn.
In addition to general rules applicable to all drivers, commercial drivers are also subject to an additional set of requirements on both the state and federal level. For example, commercial drivers are restricted in the number of hours they are permitted to drive without rest breaks, are required to conduct periodic inspections to ensure trucks are in good working order, and must not drive with a truck that exceeds maximum allowable weight limits. When a commercial truck driver or a taxi driver fails to fulfill any of these obligations, penalties – including the potential suspension of a commercial license – are possible.
When it comes to following the standard rules, commercial drivers may also find that enforcement is more stringent or that safety rules are stricter. For example, commercial drivers are not permitted to drive their commercial vehicles if they have a BAC of .04, which is half the .08 BAC limit for other drivers. Commercial drivers who get a DUI in their personal vehicles with a BAC of .08 or higher could also face suspension or revocation of both their personal and commercial license.
NYC traffic lawyers can help commercial drivers to understand the nature of the accusations against them and to determine the impact of being found guilty. Some offenses carry much more serious penalties than others, and you need to know what the outcome of your case could be so you can make informed choices when responding to a citation or criminal charges.
At NY Traffic Firm, our legal team will help you to craft a strategic defense that is based upon the nature of the accusations and the extent of evidence that you broke the law. We can fight against conviction on your behalf or help you to negotiate a plea deal that minimizes the consequences of conviction and hopefully helps to protect your license.
Whether you were charged with an offense in your personal vehicle that could impact your commercial license- like drunk driving- or were accused of violating special state or federal rules applicable to commercial drivers, Simon Kabzan has the experience to help you defend your license and your reputation.
You don’t have roll over, pay the citation and be done. Over-eager traffic enforcement intermingles with errors every day. Always be ready to fight back. The odds are in your favor when you work with NY Traffic Firm.
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When your career is at stake, you need to be represented by an experienced lawyer who has a comprehensive understanding of the laws that affect your driver’s license. NY Traffic Firm has represented many commercial drivers and we have successfully helped professional drivers to avoid being found guilty of offenses that could jeopardize their careers.
The sooner you turn to us for help, the more effective we can be in putting together a defense strategy that allows you to protect your license and keep your record clean.
Give us a call today to find out more about how we can help if you’ve been cited for violating traffic laws or have been accused of a traffic crime.
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