New York Traffic Tickets With Commercial Driver License (CDL)
New York State requires a Commercial Driver License (CDL) when you are behind the wheel of a vehicle in excess of 26,000 pounds, you are transporting 15 or more passengers, or a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials. Commercial drivers risk their livelihood when faced with any number of fines, traffic charges, or driving offenses such as:
- Logbook violations
- Failure to stop at weigh stations
- Vehicles over weight limits
- Safety regulation violations
- Driving without insurance
- Habitual traffic violations
- DWI or DUI
- Unsafe lane changes
- Violations that result in a fatal accident
If a professional driver is convicted of two "serious traffic violations" within a 3-year window, they risk losing their licence for 60 days. If there are three serious traffic violations during the 3-year period, the suspension can be increased to 120 days.
Commercial drivers who have been ticketed are strongly advised to seek legal representation to reduce the possibility of suspension or revocation. Noonan Brown Law provides aggressive defense for commercial drivers facing points on their driver's license and the attendant fines and surcharges, which can be substantial. Drivers can also be subject to additional Court penalties.
With some of the nation's toughest DWI/DUI laws, New York takes a stern posture against commercial drivers that operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.04% or higher or refusing a BAC test. For commercial drivers facing these type of offenses, legal representation is imperative.
For less serious driving transgressions, the fines can be hefty, so you should not automatically plea guilty to a ticket when it can be challenged. As a former prosecutor, attorney Chris Brown has the unique perspective of knowing both sides of traffic cases and is skilled at negotiating with local court officials.
Noonan Brown law has successfully protected the license, records and livelihood of commercial drivers throughout the Southern Tier of New, and stand ready to assist commercial drivers when their license and careers matter.