If you are a commercial driver and are facing tickets or charges you received during a traffic stop or at a weigh station, you need experienced representation and information you can count on. JCS Law fights for Missouri and Out of State CDL holders facing violations in Missouri. If not handled properly, you could receive points, an out-of-service order, lower PSP scores, employer penalties/fines and you could lose or have a harder time staying employed and insured.
Time off the road means that you and your employer are losing money. We help truck drivers stay legal and have experience in helping to avoid or minimize penalties for traffic and commercial vehicle violations. Every time you face tickets or violations, you need to be concerned about your driving privilege on the state level and federal level if you are a commercial driver.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration operates a program to improve safety performance and remove high-risk carriers from the Nation’s highways. This means when you face a ticket, it could not only effect your state drivers license, but your federal record and ability to drive for hire or be employed to drive.
Major Violations While Operating a Motor Vehicle
- Being under the influence of alcohol as prescribed by State law.
- Being under the influence of a controlled substance.
- Having an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater while operating a CMV.
- Refusing to take an alcohol test as required by a State or jurisdiction under its implied consent laws or regulations.
- Leaving the scene of an accident.
- Using the vehicle to commit a felony other than a felony described in number 9 of this table.
- Driving a CMV when, as a result of prior violations committed operating a CMV, the driver’s CDL is revoked, suspended, or cancelled, or the driver is disqualified from operating a CMV.
- Causing a fatality through the negligent operation of a CMV, including but not limited to the crimes of motor vehicle manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle and negligent homicide.
- Using the vehicle in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing a controlled substance.
Serious Violations While Operating a Motor Vehicle
- Speeding excessively, involving any speed of 24.1 kmph (15 mph) or more above the posted speed limit.
- Driving recklessly, as defined by State or local law or regulation, including but, not limited to, offenses of driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.
- Making improper or erratic traffic lane changes.
- Following the vehicle ahead too closely.
- Violating State or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic control (other than a parking violation) arising in connection with a fatal accident.
- Driving a CMV without obtaining a CDL.
- Driving a CMV without a CDL in the driver’s possession.
- Driving a CMV without the proper class of CDL and/or endorsements for the specific vehicle group being operated or for the passengers or type of cargo being transported.
Federal Commercial License Overview can be found here on the FMCSA website.
Missouri CDL Information can be found here on the DOR website.
Call us today to discuss your tickets, violations, PSP report or other charges you may have received that are related or could affect your Commercial Drivers License.