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Failure to Report CDL Violations

Failure to Report CDL Violations

Big rigs have more than size and weight on the nation's roadways; their drivers also have to meet and maintain a more stringent level of performance than other vehicular drivers. Like most states, Illinois law requires drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CDV) to report to State authorities any traffic violations incurred in another state and all commercial driver's license (CDL) violations charged against them anywhere else. Failure to report these infractions in timely fashion jeopardizes their license.

If you are facing a failure to report a CDL violation in Illinois, an experienced CDL traffic defense attorney can help. Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. can work with you to protect your commercial driving license and bring your case to the best possible outcome, just as we have done for commercial drivers facing a wide variety of traffic violations and criminal charges across northwest Chicago and throughout DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane Counties.

Call (630) 472-9700 today for a free case evaluation.

Defending Failure to Report CDL Violations in Illinois

When you fail to report a CDL violation, especially if one of the prior charges involved a conviction for DUI, a refusal to submit to a blood alcohol test, or had a test with blood alcohol results above the legal limit, your license is in jeopardy. A trucker traveling from state to state is subject to the impact of an aggregate of charges when committing an infraction in any state. Under the regulations of your CDL license, you must give notice to the Secretary of State for:

  • Convictions in any state on traffic violations, within 30 days;
  • Any state revocations, drivers license cancellations, suspensions, out-of-service actions or disqualifications, within 30 days; and
  • Any changes of name or address, within 10 days, with 30 days to get a new CDL.

CDL drivers must also supply employers with the same timely information required in the submissions to the Secretary of State including:

  • Convictions on traffic violation, within 30 days;
  • Revocations, suspensions, license cancellations or disqualifications, and out-of-service actions, within one day of notice; and
  • Ten year employment history and driving record.

Experienced CDL Violations Representation

The attorneys at Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. know it does not pay to conceal from the State or your employer any driving infractions charged against you if you have a CDL license. It will only open you to more severe penalties and further jeopardize your job. We are a highly qualified CDL traffic defense firm with a record of positive outcomes for charges against CDL drivers for failing to report traffic violations and other traffic offenses. We are available to meet with you to discuss your needs and how we can protect your CDL license and livelihood, at any of our convenient offices serving clients in DuPage County and throughout the Chicago area. Contact us right away to get your legal needs addressed in a timely, aggressive, and effective manner. Your initial consultation is free.

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