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In order to drive a commercial vehicle such as freight truckers and school bus drivers, a person must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). CDL holders have a higher standard of care compared to ordinary motorists. Not only must they be mindful of how they operate commercial vehicles, but also in their own personal vehicles. When a CDL holder commits a traffic violation, it can lead to CDL disqualification—license suspension for commercial vehicle drivers— and other penalties, such as jail time and fines.

If you have been charged with a CDL violation in Maryland, our Columbia traffic defense attorneys at Owens & Kurz, LLC are dedicated to helping you maintain your CDL and protecting your rights throughout the criminal justice process, if necessary. With over four decades of combined experience, we have helped our clients facing DUI and traffic charges obtain favorable results.

Types of CDL Violations

CDL violations can have a negative effect on your ability to work. If you operate a commercial vehicle for a living and you lose your CDL due to a traffic violation, essentially you are out of a job because you cannot work without such a license. It is in your best interest to fight the charges against you with the help of an experienced lawyer.

The following traffic violations can result in CDL disqualification:

  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Causing a traffic accident
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident
  • Violating a lane regulation
  • Operating a commercial vehicle without a valid CDL
  • Operating a commercial vehicle on a suspended or revoked CDL
  • Committing a felony offense
  • Driving with overweight cargo

CDL disqualifications often last for an extended period of time. While some disqualification periods last only 60 days, others could last indefinitely.

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Losing your CDL means losing your career. Without it, you cannot provide a living for your family. Our Columbia traffic defense lawyers can evaluate your case, determine your legal options, and create an effective plan to fight for your right to keep your CDL.

For more information, contact us and discuss your case with our legal team.

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