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Commercial Traffic Violations

CDL Traffic Ticket Attorney in Jacksonville

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Being ticketed for a moving violation or other traffic offense 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 are facing a commercial traffic violation or criminal traffic offense, you need experienced CDL defense lawyers on your side who know not only how to protect you against the penalties and repercussions of a conviction but also know how to protect your commercial driving privileges and livelihood.

Why Choose Owenby Law, P.A.?

  • We’ve successfully handled thousands of cases
  • Our legal team has over 125 years of combined experience
  • Proven track record in traffic and criminal matters
  • Committed to client satisfaction

Owenby Law, P.A. has helped thousands of residents throughout Jacksonville and surrounding areas of Florida with criminal defense and traffic violations and is ready to fight for you when it matters most.

Commercial Traffic Violations in Florida

Because motorists with a commercial driver’s license have a greater responsibility when operating large and heavy motor vehicles, they are held to stricter standards and tougher regulations than other drivers; in some cases even when they are driving their own 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
  • Speeding
  • Refusing a breath or blood test
  • Evading an officer

Criminal Traffic Offenses in Florida

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 attorney who is experienced in both CDL violations and criminal offenses by your side if you are facing charges that threaten not only your freedom and future but also your commercial driver's license.

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.
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Commercial drivers who are involved in an accident and flee the scene can have their CDL suspended for at least one year for a first offense.

Learn How Owenby Law, P.A. Can Help Protect Your CDL

Our Jacksonville CDL defense attorneys understand that a commercial driver's license means everything to you and your family. 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. 

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