Commercial Traffic Violation Lawyer in Jacksonville
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Being ticketed for a moving violation or being charged with a criminal
traffic violation are both serious matters that come with consequences
for any driver. For drivers who hold a commercial driver’s license
(CDL), however, receiving a traffic violation or being charged with a
crime can put their careers and futures on the line.
If you or someone you know is facing a commercial traffic violation, or
have been ticketed for an infraction or criminal traffic offense, you
need experienced lawyers on your side who know not only how to protect
your against the penalties and repercussions of a conviction, but also
know the unique issues involved in helping you protect your commercial
driving privileges and your livelihood.
Owenby Law, P.A. has helped thousands of residents throughout Jacksonville
and surrounding areas of Florida, and our
criminal defense and
traffic violation lawyers are ready to fight for you when it matters most.
Why Choose Owenby Law, P.A.?
- We’ve successfully handled thousands of cases
- Our legal team has decades of combined experience
- Proven track record in traffic and criminal matters
- Committed to client satisfaction
If you have recently been cited for a commercial traffic violation or have
a loved one who may be facing criminal charges for a criminal traffic
violation, our team of award-winning lawyers at Owenby Law, P.A. is standing
by to help. Request a free case review by calling (904) 770-3141.
Commercial Traffic Violations in Florida
Because motorists with a commercial driver’s license have a greater
responsibility in operating large and heavy motor vehicles, they are held
to strict standards and tougher regulations than other drivers, in some
cases even when they are driving in their personal vehicles. Being cited
for a commercial traffic violation can pose serious penalties, including
CDL suspensions that can prevent you from working and earning a living,
even if only for a temporary amount of time.
Our legal team can help protect the rights of CDL holders who face traffic
violations that threaten their commercial driving privileges, including:
- Careless or reckless driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Following too closely
- Driving without a license or while uninsured
- Cargo violations
- Refusing a breath or blood test
- Evading an officer
- Fleeing the scene of an accident
While violations, and especially multiple violations, can threaten a commercial
driver’s employment, a criminal traffic offense can mean losing
your job and facing limitations on your opportunities for future employment.
As such, it is critical to have an experienced criminal defense lawyer
by your side whenever you face criminal allegations that threaten not
only your freedom and future, but also your CDL. Common criminal charges
that can negatively impact a CDL include:
DUI – Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious criminal
offense for anyone. For commercial drivers, the stakes are even higher
and the standard for being charged is lower than in cases involving average
motorists. Drivers in commercial vehicles can be charged with a DUI when
their blood alcohol level is only .04 or above, rather than .08 for drivers
in passenger vehicles. Whether you are arrested for a DUI behind the wheel
of a commercial vehicle or not, a conviction can result in a 1-year suspension
of your CDL, in addition to the penalties that come with a DUI conviction
in criminal court, such as fines, community service, probation, or even
imprisonment. A second DUI conviction in Florida can cost you your CDL
for life. You can also face CDL suspension for refusing to submit to a
breath or blood test when under suspicion of DUI.
Speeding – Drivers with a CDL face more serious repercussions for speeding
than other drivers. In fact, speeding 15 mph or more over the speed limit
is considered a serious violation for commercial drivers, and depending
on the facts of a case could result in misdemeanor charges and temporary
CDL suspension that can become increasingly worse with subsequent offenses.
Learn How Owenby Law, P.A. Can Help Protect Your CDL
Our Jacksonville commercial traffic violation attorneys understand that
a CDL means everything to a commercial driver. This is why we treat every
case with the seriousness and dedication it deserves, and why we utilize
our insight into commercial driver regulations to provide the effective
representation and defense clients need during administrative hearings
or criminal proceedings. If you would like to discuss the unique circumstances
of your case, the penalties you may be facing, and how our firm can help,
contact us for a FREE case review.