If you hold a Commercial License (“CDL”), leave the scene of the accident and subsequently receive a citation or are charged criminally and convicted, your CDL will be cancelled for one (1) year. Even accidents involving minor property damage will qualify for a CDL cancellation.
A citation or ticket for Failure to Stop or Report an Accident in Wisconsin, while not a criminal violation, will trigger a cancellation. Incidents involving occupied vehicles, injuries to others or death also trigger a CDL cancellation, along with criminal prosecution and possible jail or prison time.
We have seen many instances where a semi driver or operator of a larger vehicle may not have realized that he or she scraped a sign or caused some other minor damage and received a citation. In some cases the CDL driver may simply pay the fine without a court appearance and then discover that their Commercial License has been suspended by the DMV and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
If you are a CDL driver who has received a citation for Failure to Stop after an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, Hit-and-Run, Failure to Perform Duty after an Accident, make sure to call a qualified traffic attorney to discuss your options. Courtney & Molter, S.C. is available in all counties in the State of Wisconsin to represent you.