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Traffic Offenses That Could Cause You to Lose Your Illinois CDL

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IL defense lawyerAll drivers on the road are subject to traffic laws that were put in place to protect the safety of others. Because of the large size of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), those who hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are held to higher standards than other drivers, meaning they are also subject to certain traffic violations that other drivers are not. Some of these traffic violations can cause a driver to have their CDL disqualified or revoked. Most people who hold CDL’s use their CDL’s as a means for employment and becoming disqualified can put a great financial strain on their lives.

Types of Traffic Violations That Can Lead to Disqualification

There are a multitude of traffic violations that can cause you to lose your CDL. Some of these traffic violations are unacceptable no matter the type of vehicle you are driving, but some violations are specific to those driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

Major Offenses

This category of offenses is serious offenses that could apply to almost any driver. Most of these offenses carry a disqualification period of one year for a first offense and include:

  • Being under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance while driving;
  • Having a BAC of more than .04 while driving a CMV;
  • Refusing to take an alcohol screening test;
  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Driving a CMV while your CDL is revoked or suspended;
  • Causing a fatality by misusing a CMV; and
  • Using a CMV to commit a felony.

Serious Traffic Violations

These offenses typically involve violating traffic laws that apply to all vehicles. Serious traffic violations can include:

  • Speeding more than 15 mph over the posted speed limit;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Making improper or erratic lane changes;
  • Following the vehicle in front of you too closely;
  • Driving a CMV without a CDL or possessing your CDL;
  • Driving a CMV without the proper class or endorsements listed on your CDL; and
  • Texting or using a handheld mobile device while using a CMV.

Contact a DuPage County CDL Traffic Ticket Attorney Today

Many people depend on their CDL to allow them to work and provide for their families. If you have committed a traffic violation that could disqualify you from using your CDL, you could be facing a hardship that you do not have to face. An experienced Oak Brook CDL traffic ticket lawyer can help you keep your CDL intact and keep you on the road and working. At Myers Law LLC, we understand the difficulty that a CDL disqualification can be. Contact our office today by calling 844-9843529 to schedule a consultation.





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