Bridgeview Commercial Driver’s License Violation Attorney Delivers Strong Counsel
Accomplished Illinois lawyer represents commercial vehicle operators
Maintaining your Illinois Commercial Driver’s License is not just a matter of convenience, but a concern that could significantly affect you and your family. If you’ve been accused of a violation that might threaten your CDL, Skinner Law Firm, P.C. in Bridgeview will give your case the high level of attention that it deserves. Attorney Steven E. Skinner II is an experienced attorney who has a successful track record in both criminal defense matters and driver’s license meetings before the Illinois Secretary of State’s office. Even getting convicted of a motor vehicle offense while driving your personal car or truck could lead to a CDL suspension, so you should take those citations seriously as well. No matter what type of alleged infraction is putting your CDL in jeopardy, our firm will work hard to obtain a favorable result.
Major disqualifying offenses resulting in a one-year CDL disqualification
Certain actions are considered to be so serious that a CDL holder who has committed one will be disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for at least one year. Some of these major disqualifying offenses include:
- Impaired driving — CMV operators are subject to much tougher legal intoxication standards than drivers of passenger cars and trucks. A blood-alcohol concentration of .04 percent or more is illegal when driving a big rig, as opposed to the .08 level used for other motorists. A DUI conviction or refusal to take a sobriety test count as major disqualifying offenses.
- Leaving the scene of an accident — A CDL holder who leaves the scene of an accident without waiting for police to arrive risks losing their license. If you are being accused of this unfairly, attorney Steven E. Skinner II will work to counter the charge against you.
- Using your commercial vehicle to commit a felony — Sometimes, truck drivers are not fully aware of the activity associated with a particular job. Should you be accused of using your commercial vehicle to participate in a felony crime, our firm investigates what happened and defends your rights.
Any allegations that could result in a major disqualifying offense should be challenged promptly and aggressively. You can count on our firm to assert your interests with skill and determination.
Serious traffic violations that can lead to CDL suspension
A vehicle operator faces a two-month CDL suspension if they accumulate two citations for serious traffic violations within a three-year period. A third serious traffic violation in that timeframe triggers a four-month ban. Infractions that are classified as serious traffic violations under Illinois law include:
- Speeding at a rate that is 15 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit
- Distracted driving offenses, such as using texting or using a handheld cell phone while behind the wheel
- Driving with a suspended license or a license that is not appropriate for the type of commercial motor vehicle being operated
- Reckless driving and related offenses, including tailgating and unsafe lane changes
Even if you don’t currently have any other serious traffic violations on your driving record, it is important to fight an unwarranted citation because one more problem could lead to a substantial loss in income. Don’t wait until it is too late to challenge a ticket. Our firm is ready to help you today.
Contact an Illinois lawyer for a free consultation about a CDL violation case
Skinner Law Firm, P.C. in Bridgeview represents clients whose Illinois Commercial Driver’s License has been suspended or soon might be due to an alleged violation. Please call 312-635-6459 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your legal options.