Peoria Criminal Defense Attorney Handling CDL Violations

Truck driverIf you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) then your ability to earn a living is tied to your ability to drive. Traffic violations, speeding tickets, or other infractions can jeopardize your livelihood as Illinois is strict about who can hold a CDL. If you operate a commercial vehicle then it is crucial that you take any citations very seriously. As a Peoria criminal defense attorney, I assist commercial drivers who have been cited for traffic infractions. If you need to speak with a lawyer then contact my office today.

Peoria lawyer assisting commercial driver’s license holders who have received traffic infractions

Illinois has specific requirements in place regarding who may hold a commercial driver’s license. A commercial driver will lose their license if they are convicted of at least two “serious violations” in a three year period or, depending on the circumstances, if they receive three convictions in a three year period. “Serious violations” include:

  • Receiving a speeding ticket where one was going at least 15 miles per hour over the legal limit
  • Reckless driving
  • Lane change violations
  • Being cited for distracted driving
  • Following too closely

CDL holders should immediately contact an attorney after having been cited for any traffic offense. If a driver makes the mistake of simply paying the fine after receiving a citation then they will be considered as having committed the infraction; a lawyer can assist with obtaining a better resolution.

I am a Peoria criminal defense lawyer who assists CDL holders with pending traffic violations. I will work to achieve the best resolution possible on your behalf. As a former prosecutor with over twenty years of legal experience, I am familiar with our local legal system. I will work to reach a resolution which reduces the impact a traffic infraction has on your career and will be in regular contact with you while I negotiate with prosecutors. Depending on the circumstances it may be appropriate to take your case to trial and fight the charge. Do not risk your career to a lesser experienced attorney. Contact my office today.

In addition to Peoria, I service the cities of Bloomington, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. I also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.

Peoria CDL attorney providing quality service to drivers

If you are a CDL holder then you are worried about traffic infractions. Being able to reach your attorney should not be another cause for concern. I will quickly return your phone calls, will promptly respond to your emails, and will make myself available to answer any questions you may have. My firm prides itself on providing a high level of service and this is my approach in each and every case I handle.