For most drivers, getting a speeding ticket for going 15 miles over the limit can cause hefty fines, but for CDL drivers, it can be career altering.
Compared to a standard license, CDLs require certain state and federal regulations to prevent temporary or permanent loss of your license. Such violations can be as major as driving under the influence, which results in immediate suspension. While other violations, such as erratic lane changes, can result in a 60- day suspension.
Even with just one violation, CDL drivers may face rising insurance costs or termination from their employer. Therefore, it is vital to contact a lawyer immediately after an offense.
A lawyer can help reduce the number of points on your record, authorize driving or traffic school attendance, and, most importantly, ensure you will remain employed.
What CDL offenses are considered severe in Mississippi?
- Speeding 15 miles or more over the limit
- Reckless driving
- Improper lane change
- Following too closely
- Any traffic violation involving a fatality
- Driving a commercial vehicle without a CDL, without a CDL in possession, or without the proper endorsements
What can I do if I receive a traffic violation?
To prevent revocation of your license, you must remember that a lawyer is by your side to invest in your career and ensure its longevity.
If you are in need of assistance after your violation. I am here to help. Call me at (662) 372-1622 to discuss how I can fight for your case.