January 20, 2014
As an employee of an industry that involves a lot of transport work, chances are your commercial driver's license (CDL) is your bread and butter. In other words, if you were to lose your CDL, you wouldn't be able to pay the bills, feed the family, and cover other necessary expenses. Of course, you want to do everything possible to prevent the loss of your CDL. The first step is to know what the violations and their repercussions are.
The most obvious advice is to drive like a responsible citizen. You probably have knowledge of basic road rules and regulations: do not speed, know when to yield to others, pay attention, etc. No matter where you are or what the situation is, do not break these basic rules, or else you may jeopardize your CDL.
If you commit any of these major violations, you are certain to face severe repercussions:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI)
- Leaving the scene of an accident before the authorities arrive
- Causing the death of another due to negligent or reckless driving
- Refusing the administration of an alcohol test
- Committing a felony with the work vehicle
- Operating the work vehicle while your CDL is ineffective
Committing the above major violations or any major traffic violations may result in the following penalties:
- Your CDL may be suspended or revoked for a period of time depending on your state's laws, the circumstances of your violation, and your driving record.
- You may be suspended or fired from your job.
- Your insurance rate may go up.
- You may be required to pay exorbitant fines.
- You may face a jail or prison sentence.
If your CDL is currently in jeopardy due to a criminal or traffic violation, you should get in contact with the dependable Santa Clarita commercial traffic defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann. Call us today at (888) 744-7730 to learn more about your rights and legal options in a free, informative consultation.