Note: Rather than make a cold call on a traffic ticket, it is usually more expeditious to text or email me a photo of the ticket (901-213-6648 / firstname.lastname@example.org) along with your email address. Once I see the details of the ticket, I can respond in detail and quote you a price. This method will also allow me to more quickly respond if I’m not able to help, for example, if the ticket is too far away from Memphis.
If you are a commercial truck driver, holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL), you are likely well aware of how serious a speeding or traffic ticket can be, as a bad driving record may threaten your livelihood and chances for upward progression in your chosen career. Commercial drivers are held to a very high standard by state and federal authorities, yet you are on the road all day, every day, and mistakes and accidents happen to even the very best of drivers.
CDL Tickets can Lead to Suspension of Your Commercial License
Points on your commercial driver’s license may even lead to suspension of your driving privileges in your state, or disqualification from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Further, insurance rates for you as an owner-operator or for your employer can increase. So if your profession depends on maintaining a good driving record, you will clearly benefit from hiring an experienced traffic attorney to handle your ticket.
CDL tickets in Memphis City Court, the District Courts of Marion, Arkansas and West Memphis, and those in Desoto, County Mississippi, along with those in the Memphis metropolitan area, including the courts of Millington, Collierville, and Germantown are often difficult because of the aggressive tactics pursued to obtain a conviction. Additionally, due to federal FMCSA regulations, courts cannot dismiss CDL tickets with court costs, which may leave a trial as your only option to avoid a costly conviction. Although some courts allow amendments to a lesser charge, this may or may not be an option in your particular court, as courts, judges, prosecutors, and jurisdictions have different procedures for processing tickets.
Going to Trial and Appealing, if Necessary, is Recommended with CDL Tickets
Don’t despair, despite the difficulties ahead, you will almost certainly be better off with an experienced traffic ticket attorney at your side. Also, as an over the road driver, court appearances are often difficult to arrange, and I may be able to appear in court for you (please call well ahead of your court date to confirm). I also have a respectable amount of trial experience and will gladly fight your ticket all the way through trial, even through appeal, if necessary. In many cases, the State will compromise if you aggressively contest your ticket, so being willing to go all the way is often a beneficial strategy, and may be the only way to win.
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