Commercial Trucking (CDL) Violations
As a commercial driver, your livelihood depends on your driver’s license. A traffic conviction could lead to career-ending consequences. If you are facing a traffic violation, it is imperative that you find an experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated attorney to help you keep working. Weeks Law is dedicated to aggressively defending commercial truck drivers and keeping them driving.
No one knows more about the cost of a traffic ticket than a CDL holder. A simple speeding ticket can be devastating. In Arizona, police officers can pull you over without probable cause if you are driving a commercial vehicle. In other words, an officer can pull you over for no reason. As a commercial driver, your CDL is always at risk, from points, to higher insurance premiums, to stringent company policies. Not to mention the time wasted being held up for hours on the side of the road while police run equipment checks and go through your personal belongings looking for receipts they can use against you for a CDL ticket. It is important to understand your rights and your options when faced with this type of violation.
Every state treats CDL violations differently. In Arizona, all trucking matters are criminal misdemeanors. A criminal conviction can result in loss of employment and other adverse consequences. Furthermore, CDL holders are not eligible for Defensive Driving School in Arizona, even if your ticket was given to you while driving your personal vehicle. We realize it can be frustrating to lose your job because you received a speeding ticket in your personal car. Weeks Law can help. We will meticulously review your case, explain your options and consequences, and will work tirelessly to have your charges reduced, or, in some cases, dismissed. In many cases, Weeks Law can take care of your case without you ever having to return to court. We can appear for you, file motions on your behalf, and set up telephonic appearances so you can continue to work.
As former prosecutors, we know how the prosecutor will handle your case and what is important for a favorable outcome. Weeks Law vigorously represents CDL holders and Commercial Drivers in all types of traffic violations. Contact us today to learn what we can do for you.