As a trucker, bus driver or other commercial vehicle operator, your commercial driver's license (CDL) is your livelihood. Keeping your driving record clean is imperative.
If you have been stopped by law enforcement for an alleged traffic violation, the biggest tip to remember is do not make any admissions. Be polite and obedient to law enforcement, but you may respectfully refuse to answer such questions as "Do you know how fast you were going?" "Do you know you are overweight?" "Where were you driving to (or from)?" When you answer those questions, you are giving them more information which they may use against you and information that may prevent us from obtaining a dismissal on your case.
Do not put your career in jeopardy by failing to retain qualified legal counsel. Let an experienced traffic defense attorney challenge your ticket or your criminal traffic charge.
At Heritage Law Office, we serve clients throughout Eastern, Central and Western Washington. We concentrate in traffic defense to provide clients with the knowledgeable and highly qualified representation they require. We are experiences with defending clients against all CDL violations, including:
- Logbook Violations
- Overweight Violations
- Maintenance and Equipment Violations
- Accident Cases
- Cellphone Violations
- Winter Chain Requirements
- Failure to Properly Secure Loads
- Unsafe Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions
- Negligent and Reckless Driving
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Drugs or Prescription Medications
- Refusal to Test
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Improper lane changes
- Following a Vehicle Too Closely
- Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) without a Valid CDL
- Driving a CMV With a Suspended or Revoked CDL
- Driving a CMV without a CDL in the Driver's Possession
We handle all CDL traffic tickets, criminal traffic charges, and administrative driver's license suspension hearings (DOL hearings). We have helped many commercial drivers protect their driving records and stay on the road. Our first goal is to get your ticket or charge dismissed, but if that is not possible, we can seek a reduction to a non-moving violation or pursue another case resolution that minimizes the impact of your traffic ticket or charge. Not all courts will allow amendments to non-moving infractions, but we will do everything possible to help you. As a holder of a CDL, you are not eligible for a deferred prosecution.
We understand how important it is to keep your driving record clean and to protect your CDL. Should you retain us as your legal counsel, you will have a strong advocate on your side.
Contact Heritage Law Office Today
We serve clients in Kittitas County and throughout Eastern, Central and Western Washington. For a free consultation, contact our law office in Cle Elum and Ellensburg. For assistance, call 509-899-5375 or by email.