Many drivers consider traffic tickets an annoyance or inconvenience. However, if you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL), your job may be at risk if you are ticketed. A simple speeding ticket on Interstate 10 or another one of the local Texas roads can lead to significant consequences.

At Danford Law Firm, PLLC, we have more than 20 years of experience representing drivers’ rights in Kerrville. If you are facing commercial vehicle violations or legal issues related to violations, it is smart to reach out to a knowledgeable commercial vehicle violations attorney. A lawyer with experience in this area understands proper legal protocols and can see if there are grounds for challenging the stop or getting the penalty reduced or charges dismissed.

Understanding the Consequences of a Traffic Violation

At a basic level, it adds points to your license, and it will likely spur a rate hike that could cost you thousands more when you renew your insurance policy. In addition, you may be facing additional consequences from your employer, even if you were not cited while driving your commercial vehicle.

Nevertheless, like so many other criminal charges, traffic warrants and speeding tickets also have a cumulative effect that can signal greater penalties in the future that may include a CDL suspension and loss of livelihood if you cannot do your job or get back and forth to work.

Why You Need a Lawyer

We protect the rights of all drivers, but moving violations for individuals holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Texas have serious consequences even if the violation happened in their personal vehicle. These include:

  • Leaving the scene of an accident: License revoked for at least one year

  • Commission of a felony: License revoked for at least three years for the first offense but lifetime if they use a motor vehicle in the commission of the felony

  • Two serious commercial vehicle violations within three years: License revoked for 60 days

  • Three serious commercial vehicle violations within three years: License revoked for 120 days

We understand the importance of keeping your CDL in place and keeping you driving on the road so that you can continue earning income. Therefore, we will aggressively contest all charges brought against you.

Other CDL Offenses We Handle

Whether this is your first CDL ticket or you are a repeat offender, we represent drivers facing the following charges:

  • Speeding tickets and moving violations

  • Driving with a suspended CDL

  • Log book violations

  • Overweight/overloaded cargo violation

  • Reckless driving

  • State permit violation

  • DWI representation

  • Failure to pay a ticket or appear in court

Get the Skilled Defense You Deserve

We can be reached by phone, or use our contact page to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Do not wait to take action — let us help protect your commercial driver’s license, future and livelihood now. We regularly provide representation in Bandera, Kerr, Kendall and Gillespie counties and throughout Texas Hill Country.