CDL Violations: How To Protect Your Professional Driving Career

If you have qualified for a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Virginia, you have additional career opportunities open to you. But that opportunity carries with it extra responsibility. If you receive a speeding ticket or another type of traffic citation, it will impact your driver's license differently than someone without a CDL. A charge like DUI, which can be challenging for any driver to overcome without legal assistance, could be catastrophic for your career.

At The Law Office of C.W. Roop, PLLC, our founding attorney is a former state trooper and understands that your livelihood may be on the line if you receive a traffic violation. He can examine the case against you and map out strategies with you to help preserve your commercial driving privileges.

Violations That Can Threaten Your CDL

In Virginia, drivers with a CDL receive additional points (compared to noncommercial drivers) against their license for traffic infractions that include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Improper U-turns
  • Following too closely
  • Aggressive driving

Commercial drivers can also be cited for CDL-specific issues, such as having a load that is over state weight limits, or logbook discrepancies. CDL holders are also punished severely if arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving.

One misperception some commercial drivers may have is that they can attend "traffic school" safety courses to deal with their infraction if they plead guilty or no contest to their charges. This option is not available to CDL drivers, so an active defense of your case is absolutely essential to avoid loss of your commercial license.

We Defend You And Your Driving Privileges

If you hire Christopher W. Roop as your defense lawyer on your CDL case, he will take a look at the big picture, reviewing any previous violations, your commercial driving record, the circumstances in which the violation allegedly occurred and other factors. He has a good relationship with law enforcement agencies and the prosecutors he interacts with regularly. He has been able to assist many clients in retaining or keeping their CDLs, and will present the strongest possible case for you in court.

Hire A Legal Professional To Protect Your CDL

The Law Office of C.W. Roop, PLLC, serves clients from its office in Spencer, Virginia. To discuss your case with our attorney, call us at 276-352-4550, or use our online form.