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Commercial Licenses and Traffic Citations

Even relatively minor traffic violations can have serious consequences if you have a commercial driver’s license. A Commercial Driver must be far more careful than a driver with a regular class “C” driver’s license. Even what most consider minor traffic offenses can cause a suspension of a commercial driver’s license and the loss of a person’s very livelihood.

Never pay your ticket or plead guilty without first seeking legal counsel. The consequences of admitting guilt to a Georgia Traffic Ticket can include the loss of a CDL license anywhere from 60 days to a year.

In addition to the loss of your commercial driving privileges, your career could be at risk. Many companies won’t keep drivers after a disqualification due to their own policies or insurance requirements. Many insurance companies drop commercial drivers who accrue more than two points on their licenses. If you do keep your insurance, the premiums may increase significantly.

If a speeding ticket or moving violation is threatening your employment, you need an attorney on your side right away. Even if you receive a citation while driving a personal vehicle, you must seek legal counsel to protect your CDL License. Our attorney for commercial drivers in Georgia can assess your situation and discuss the possible legal strategies that may be used to help you avoid the harsh penalties of a CDL traffic violation.

Defense of Drivers Under 21

Drivers under the age of 21 face increased penalties for certain traffic violations. If you or your child has been charged with a traffic offense or arrested for DUI, their freedom and their future could be at stake. Drivers under 21 may face an automatic six-month license suspension for:

  • Hit and run
  • Racing
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • DUI
  • Purchasing alcohol
  • Fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer

Get Legal Advice to Protect Your Rights

The actions you take after being issued a ticket or charged with a traffic violation can impact the outcome of your situation. Don’t rush to pay the fine or plead guilty to the charge without contacting an experienced attorney. Our attorney for drivers under 21 can evaluate your situation, discuss the options that are available, and work with you to develop a strategy to help avoid or minimize the consequences.

Contact Freeman Law Firm Today

When it’s time to decide on a lawyer to represent you in your traffic violation or shoplifting case, experience and knowledge matter and attorney Cheryl Freeman has an abundance of both. As a solicitor, she is proficient in both prosecution and defense tactics and uses this unique understanding to provide compassionate yet aggressive advocacy to her clients. Contact Freeman Law Firm today for a free initial consultation.