New Jersey has some of the toughest traffic laws in the country, especially when it comes to offenses like drunk driving. It also has some strict policies when it comes to the application for, and issuance of, a commercial driver's license (often referred to as a CDL). As such, serious traffic offenses committed while driving a commercial vehicle carry more serious consequences.
Four Traffic Offenses That Can Cause Problems
People holding CDLs can get into more trouble on the road than those without, especially if you commit an offense while you are driving a commercial vehicle. You should beware of these offenses:
But if you are pulled over for DWI and some other offenses in the family vehicle, your CDL is also in jeopardy. In order to comply with the federal Motor Carrier Improvement Act, New Jersey imposes administrative punishment on CDL holders who commit "serious offenses" while operating a non-commercial vehicle.
So What Do I Do?
If you have received a ticket for one of these offenses in South Jersey, and you have a CDL, please feel free to call me at 856-432-4113 or contact me through this site to schedule a free consultation in my Woodbury office to discuss your case. You worked hard to get your CDL; you should work hard to keep it!
If you are looking for more information on New Jersey's traffic laws, then download my free book, A Guide to Driving Legally in NJ, and Surviving Traffic Court If You Don't.