Representing Local and Out-of-State CDL Holders
Commercial drivers face especially severe consequences for traffic tickets and regulatory violations in Wisconsin. The objective at Courtney & Molter in Milwaukee is to help professional drivers protect their livelihoods through minimizing the effect of a particular citation whenever possible.
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To learn how you can benefit from our experience with commercial driver’s license (CDL) defense throughout the state, contact Courtney & Molter for a free consultation. We advise local and out-of-state drivers about the best ways to deal with CDL violations in Wisconsin, whether they involve technical citations, so-called “serious disqualifying offenses,” or criminal charges.
No matter what charge you’re facing, we work to minimize the damage that a traffic offense can represent for a commercial driver’s license and livelihood. Our experience in the municipal courts throughout the state can give you a good idea of your options to compromise the charge or otherwise reduce your exposure to punishment.
Your opportunities for negotiating a break on a CDL ticket vary quite a lot by the specific charge and the policies of particular prosecutor’s offices. Because we defend CDL operators all over the state, our insight into local practices can help streamline a path toward the most effective strategy.
In many cases, the main goal will be to keep a serious disqualifying offense off your record. Two such violations within a 3-year period results in suspension of the CDL. Examples of serious disqualifying offenses include:
- Failure to report any accident, even a minor one
- Speeding more than 15 mph over the limit
- Railroad crossing violations
- Unsafe lane deviations
Drunk driving charges are especially serious for commercial drivers. Conviction of DUI on a first offense will result in a one-year suspension of the commercial license, even if the arrest took place while you were driving your own car. Keep in mind as well that a blood alcohol level as low as .04 percent can sustain a DUI conviction against a CDL holder. Our experience with the resolution of drunk driving charges across a range of situations can expand your options for achieving a satisfactory result.
We also advise commercial drivers and owners about regulatory problems involving equipment, inspections, oversize loads, hazardous materials and weight violations. To learn more about the scope of our practice and our approach to client service, contact a Milwaukee CDL violations defense attorney at Courtney & Molter.