Vigorously Pursuing Justice for Clients in Kern County
Being a professional driver means that your commercial driving license is essential to your livelihood. If you have been charged with speeding or any other driving offense, you could be at risk of losing your license and therefore your ability to make income.
With the stakes so high, it is crucial to obtain help from a Bakersfield commercial driving violations attorney. At Koenig Law office, we represent truckers and other commerical driver's license (CDL) holders facing all types of traffic charges.
We have extensive experience handling cases involving:
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless driving
- Following too closely
- Improper or erratic lane changes
CDL Suspension in California
Any person in California who holds a commercial driver’s license has a responsibility to obey the rules of the road. Whether you are charged with a moving violation in your standard vehicle or commercial vehicle, it could have a drastic impact on your life. Besides possible fines and jail time, your CDL could be suspended.
There are a variety of situations that could lead to a CDL suspension, including:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Refusing to take a BAC test
- Committing a felony with your commercial motor vehicle (CMV)
- Negligent operation of a CMV
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- A series of traffic violations within a short period
The length of license suspension will depend on the specific situation. For instance, if a commercial driver is found operating a CMV with a BAC of above .04%, he or she could have their license suspended for a year. If a commercial driver is hauling hazardous materials, the term increases to 3 years. A CDL can even be suspended for life if the CMV was used to commit a felony that involved controlled substances.
Obtain Experienced Legal Counsel Today
At Koenig Law Office, our professional legal team has the knowledge and experience to help CDL holders remain on the road. Our Bakersfield commercial violation lawyer can work to prove inaccuracies or failure of the ticketing officer to follow the law.
Call (661) 793-7222 now to schedule your free case evaluation with a reputable criminal defense attorney.