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CDL and Trucking Violations

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder is held to a higher standard than a person holding a regular driving license. If a CDL holder has a bad day, gets into an accident and is deemed responsible, or gets caught speeding a couple of times, he or she can lose a job.

At LaTulip Law Offices, P.C. we will fight for your career when you have been charged with a moving violation or other CDL violation such as a logbook violation. Contact our Merrillville CDL violations attorney to schedule an appointment today.

Northwest Indiana Trucking Violations Defense Lawyer

A CDL holder’s driver license is verified every year — under state and federal regulations, any moving violation can make the difference between being hired, fired, or keeping your job. You can accumulate points for any moving violations, including:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Careless driving

Even in the case of several minor CDL violations, the accumulation of points may cause an owner/operator to fire you or pass on hiring you due to the high cost of insuring you. The more points you have — the higher a risk you are.

Additionally, Northwest Indiana, specifically Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, and Jasper counties are home to many Interstates and highways, such as I-65, I-80/94, U.S 41, U.S. 30, Rt. 2, the Boremen Expressway or the Chicago Skyway. Consequently, enforcement and surveillance, and thus the odds for receiving a traffic violation, are substantially increased.

Matt LaTulip is often able to resolve these matters without any points being added to your driving record and driving up your insurance premiums. Unfortunately, deferred prosecution is not available for CDL holders. Conditional discharge is available, however. To receive a conditional discharge, the CDL holder must enter a plea of guilty (liable), but the judge will withhold judgment on the plea. If there are no further charges over a period of six months, the offense is discharged.

Lake County Indiana Moving Violations Defense Attorney

Are you a Commercial Driver’s License holder who received a traffic citation/violation? Call us at (219) 756-7600 or contact us to defend against Traffic Violations throughout Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, and Jasper County online to schedule an appointment. Initial consultations and case evaluations by attorney Matt LaTulip are confidential and free of charge on any case.