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DuPage County CDL Defense Lawyer

Dupage County CDL Defense Lawyer

Attorneys Defending Drivers Charged with CDL Violations in DuPage, Cook and Will Counties

For drivers of "big rig" trucks and other commercial vehicles, their driver's license is their livelihood, and the ability to drive is essential for earning a living. However, these drivers are subject to strict regulations and requirements, and a commercial driver's license (CDL) violation can result in serious consequences that have a long-term impact on their career.

At Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., we understand the negative impact that a CDL violation can have on your ability to earn an income and provide for your family. Our skilled attorneys understand the traffic laws in Illinois, and we are experienced in navigating the court system. We will do everything we can to help you continue working as a commercial driver as quickly as possible.

CDL Violations in Illinois

Illinois law provides several different categories of CDL violations, and depending on the severity of a violation, a CDL can be temporarily suspended or disqualified for a lengthy period of time. Possible types of violations include:

  • Major Violations - Offenses such as DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, using a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to commit a felony, or committing vehicular manslaughter when driving a CMV will result in a one-year disqualification of a driver's CDL for a first offense, and a lifetime disqualification for a second offense.
  • Serious Traffic Violations - Certain traffic offenses committed while driving a CMV, such as driving more than 15 MPH above the speed limit, reckless driving, using an electronic device while driving, or tailgating, are considered serious violations. While a CDL will not be disqualified for a first offense, a second offense within three years will result in a 60-day disqualification, and a third offense will result in a 120-day disqualification.
  • Railroad Crossing Offenses - When operating a CMV, drivers must follow certain rules when approaching and stopping at railroad crossings. Failure to do so will result in a 60-day CDL disqualification for a first offense, a 120-day disqualification for a second offense within three years, and a one-year disqualification for a third or subsequent offense.
  • Other Violations - CMV drivers may be penalized for a variety of other offenses, including driving an overweight vehicle, falsifying or failing to keep a logbook, or driving a CMV on a road where that type of vehicle is not permitted.

Contact a DuPage County CDL Defense Attorney

If you are facing the disqualification of your CDL, you need an attorney on your side who can help you understand your rights, represent you in a CDL hearing, and work to get you back on the road as soon as possible. Contact an Oak Brook CDL violation defense attorney at 630-472-9700 to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients in Downers Grove, Wheaton, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Westchester, Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois.

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