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A Traffic Violation Can Jeopardize Your Career

One mistake should not ruin your life!

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Both over the road and regional truck drivers regularly travel Kentucky’s interstates while en route to other areas of the country. While driving along I-75 or I-64, a truck driver may get cited for a serious traffic violation. For professional drivers, a citation can jeopardize your commercial driver’s license (CDL) and consequently your ability to earn a living. Let the experienced attorneys at Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks & Baechtold in Richmond, defend you against a commercial motor vehicle violation.

Common Causes Of Revocation

A serious traffic violation, even in your personal vehicle, can threaten your CDL driving privileges and the loss or suspension of your personal driver’s license will result in the loss of your CDL. Suspension times range from 60 days to over a year. Commercial drivers can lose their CDL for:

  • Having two or more serious moving violations within three years.
  • Driving a commercial vehicle while intoxicated (with a BAC of .04 or higher).
  • Refusing to submit to chemical testing.
  • Leaving the scene of an accident.
  • Driving 15 mph or more over the posted speed limit.
  • Texting while driving.
  • Having inaccurate data or logbooks.

Negotiation Is No Longer A Viable Option

Previously, commercial drivers caught speeding or texting used to be able to negotiate the charges with the prosecutor. In an effort to reduce traffic fatalities, Kentucky law enforcement has cracked down on CDL violations and rarely offers plea deals. Now you need a legal advocate to fight the charges. We have successfully fought charges for logbook violations, weight infractions, speeding and more.

Don’t let a CDL violation jeopardize your career. Let our lawyers fight to keep you behind the wheel. To schedule a free consultation at our Richmond firm, please contact us online or call 859-353-0878.