Protecting CDL Holders Facing Violations

Driving a truck or another commercial vehicle requires skill and training, and obtaining your commercial driver's license was an achievement that opened many doors for you. Your CDL allows you to pay your bills and provide for your family. To lose your license because of traffic violations would be devastating.

At Jeremy M. Wang Law & Associates, LLC, of Wheaton, I know that the law holds CDL drivers to a much higher standard. Offenses that may be minor to other drivers may place your license and livelihood at risk. Because of this, you want to be sure you have a strong defense strategy when faced with any moving violations, but especially those which Illinois considers to be major offenses, including:

  • Driving at a speed more than 15 mph over the posted limit
  • Passing vehicles improperly (improper vehicle passing)
  • Using lanes improperly (improper lane usage)
  • Following other vehicles too closely
  • Failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident
  • Committing any traffic violation that results in a fatal accident
  • Operating a commercial vehicle without a valid CDL or while not in possession of your CDL
  • Using a hand-held cellphone while driving without a headset
  • Texting while driving;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

These and other major offenses carry CDL disqualification as one penalty. In my career, first as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney, I have gained a reputation as a formidable opponent in the courtroom and at the negotiation table. I know what is at stake and the high price you may have to pay for a conviction of a traffic violation. Allow me to put my skill and experience to work for you.

Out-Of-State Commercial Vehicle Drivers

If police cited you while you were traveling through DuPage County, Will County or Cook County from another state, a conviction for that offense will affect your CDL in your home state. You know you have to fight the charge, but you may dread the idea of driving back here for your hearing. You need a local lawyer to take care of that. In many cases, I can resolve the issue and relieve you of having to return.

Keeping You On The Road Is My Goal

Your job as a CDL driver is critical to the well-being of you and your loved ones. Whether you speak English, Spanish or Mandarin, call me at 630-225-8137 to discuss your case. You can also reach me through our online contact form, and I will promptly respond.