Defending CDL Drivers in Atlanta
If you are a professional driver, you know how important it is to maintain your commercial driver's license (CDL). You also know that it is easy to lose your CDL because the laws that apply to CDL drivers are harsh. To protect your license, you need a defense lawyer who will fight for you.
I am attorney James Paisley. I understand that losing your CDL means losing your job. That is why I will work hard to protect your CDL. One mistake should not end your career. Please call my Atlanta office at 404.618.0960 today. Your consultation is free.
CDL Penalties in Georgia
As a CDL driver, you can lose your CDL for offenses committed in a commercial vehicle (CMV) or a noncommercial vehicle. I can help you with any traffic offense, from speeding to driving under the influence (DUI), in a CMV or noncommercial vehicle.
When driving a CMV, the standards for DUI are lower: .04 blood alcohol content or higher. Your license will be suspended for one year if you do not appeal the charge within the ten-day period.
Your CDL will be suspended for one year if you are convicted of certain offenses, including:
- DUI while driving a CMV or noncommercial vehicle
- Refusing a blood alcohol test while driving a CMV or noncommercial vehicle
- Hit and run in a CMV or noncommercial vehicle
- Committing a felony using a motor vehicle
- Driving a CMV while your CDL is suspended
If you are convicted a second time for these offenses, your CDL will be disqualified for life.
You will face CDL suspension for 60 days if you are convicted of two or more serious traffic violations in three years, such as reckless driving or speeding 15 miles per hour or more over the limit.
Why risk your livelihood? For a free consultation, please call 404.618.0960 or send me an e-mail.