Hamilton & Antonsen

CDL Drivers Defense for Traffic Offenses

Illinois Traffic Defense Attorneys Assisting CDL Drivers in Joliet & will county

When a truck driver with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) receives a traffic citation or violation, that driver risks a loss or suspension of driving privileges. It is essential for CDL holders to know that, with the right Will County traffic lawyer, you can fight a traffic citation to avoid a CDL disqualification. As soon as you are cited for a traffic violation, you should immediately seek help from our trusted Will County CDL drivers defense attorneys. We will develop a defense strategy so that you do not lose your CDL and your ability to work.

Understanding CDL Traffic Violations

Commercial motor vehicle drivers are held to a higher standard on the road than individual motorists in Joliet and the greater Will County. As such, certain traffic violations can result in a CDL revocation or suspension. The following are “common violations” which could result in a CDL disqualification, suspension or revocation:

  • Speeding;
  • Following too closely;
  • Improper lane changes;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Improper turns;
  • Failure to yield to right of way;
  • Railroad grade crossing violations; and
  • Failure to obey a traffic control device.
  • Using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a CMV;
  • Driving under the influence of drugs;
  • Driving while in possession of intoxicating beverage;
  • Failure to use seat belt while operating CMV;
  • Failing to secure vehicle equipment or load; and
  • Driver failing to conduct pre-trip inspection.

Beyond the consequences from the above traffic citations, Illinois law also has number state-specific traffic violations that can result in CDL disqualification or suspension. For example, If a semi-truck driver receives two traffic violations within a limited period of time, that driver can face an automatic CDL revocation. To be clear, the consequences for CDL drivers charged with traffic citations are serious, and you should always have a Joliet CDL traffic defense lawyer on your side.

Defending Against Serious Traffic Violations in Joliet, IL

If you are a CDL driver and you have been cited for a serious traffic violation that could result in driving privilege disqualification, there are various defense strategies that we will use which will help you “beat the ticket” and keep your job.

If you have been charged in Will County with a DUI, you can face serious criminal consequences. Beyond losing your ability to work, you will also be facing a Class A Criminal Misdemeanor. Accordingly, you need to make sure to hire an aggressive Joliet traffic defense lawyer you can assist with your case.

Tailoring a Defense Strategy to Your Case

Our Will County lawyers will analyze the specific facts of your case and will tailor a strategy to those particular facts to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your traffic case. If you are facing serious traffic-related charges, our Joliet attorneys will fight for you by using strong negotiation skills, filing motions to have your case dismissed, or taking your case to a NOT GUILTY verdict at trial.

Traffic Law Topics of Interest

For more information regarding some specific aspects of traffic law in Joliet and the greater Will County area, please see the topics below

Contact a Joliet CDL Traffic Defense Lawyer

If you need assistance beating a traffic ticket and keeping your CDL qualification, the experienced Joliet CDL traffic defense attorneys at our firm will assist you. Call Hamilton & Antonsen in Joliet at 815.729.9220 or contact us to schedule a free case evaluation today.