Illinois Traffic Violation Lawyers
Permitting an Unauthorized Person to Drive
It is not ok for any driver to let someone drive a vehicle that is not authorized by law to do so. If you are a commercial driver and you permit someone that does not possess a commercial driver's license drive your rig, you are breaking the law. If you are charged with permitting an unauthorized person to drive, you jeopardize your own driving privileges, and your driving record, and may pay substantial penalties. The experienced traffic violations attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. have successfully defended clients charged with letting unauthorized persons drive in traffic courtrooms throughout DuPage County and northwest Chicago.
For a free case evaluation, contact our experienced attorneys at (630) 472-9700.
Charges for CDL Violations in Illinois
Illinois law (625 ILCS 5/6-304) prohibits permitting an unauthorized person to drive, stating:
No person shall cause, authorize or knowingly permit a motor vehicle owned by him or under his control to be driven upon any highway by any person who is not authorized hereunder or in violation of any of the provisions of this Act.
In you allow an unauthorized driver access to your vehicle you will be charged with a misdemeanor offense. You will have to go to court and defend yourself against the officer who cited you. If you are found guilty of the offense, these charges could lead to a substantial fine and the possibility of jail time. The violation will go on your driving record and could lead to increased insurance premiums.
Among those considered unauthorized to operate a vehicle are those who:
- Have no active driver's permit;
- Have their license suspended, expired, revoked or canceled;
- Have a license that is void or invalid; and
- Have a record of habitual driving infractions against them.
Experienced Traffic Violations Defense
The attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. have defended people against a broad range of traffic violations for decades. We have the knowledge it takes to protect your rights and resolve the permitting an unauthorized person to drive charges against you. Perhaps you were misled that a driver was properly licensed or the other driver was unaware of the status of his/her license. We know the value of your drivers license and will defend you vigorously. Contact us anytime to see how we can help turn your situation around. From our office in Oak Brook, we serve clients throughout the Chicago area. Call (630) 472-9700; your initial consultation is free.