The Flowers Law Firm: Your Tyler, Texas, CDL Traffic Ticket Attorney
If you have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and you get a traffic citation, you may need help from a CDL Traffic Ticket Attorney to clear your record and possibly save your job. Whether you have a speeding ticket or a compliance citation, the Ticket Lawyers at the Flowers Law Firm can help.
Why is getting a citation while possessing a CDL different than getting a citation while possessing a normal license?
Texas lawmakers want to hold driver’s with CDLs to a higher standard because they typically drive larger vehicles and drive longer and farther than most other drivers. While it is not overly difficult to get a CDL in Texas, it is just as easy to lose your CDL by racking up traffic citations.
In Texas, a CDL holder can lose his or her license for a quite a few reasons, including:
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless driving
- Leaving the scene of the accident
- Other serious traffic violations
Our East Texas Traffic Ticket Attorneys will help you keep your license by advocating and negotiating on your behalf.
Texas has a traffic point program called the Driver Responsibility Program. For each traffic violation you receive, points will accumulate on your record. Each moving violation nets you 2 points, and a violation that results in a collision is 3 points. Your CDL can be suspended for getting 4 or more moving violations within 12 months or 7 violations in 24 months. Our CDL ticket lawyers can help reduce the number of points and moving violations on your record.
Many CDL drivers do not realize that getting a citation in their personal vehicle will have the same effect on their drivers license as if they were driving their work vehicle. This means that CDL holders are held to the aforementioned higher standard at all times, even when they aren’t working. Our CDL traffic citation attorneys understand these perils and how important having a clean record is for CDL holders.