Out-of-state traffic violations are taken seriously in the state of Illinois. Whether you are anticipating a pre-employment screening for a new trucking career or do not want to risk your ability to be behind the wheel, there are consequences to having out-of-state...
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CDL traffic violations and suspensions
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jan 25, 2023 | Blog, CDL Traffic Violations
Driving a tractor-trailer requires skill and the appropriate license. Persons with a commercial driver's license (CDL) from Illinois may explore their career path as professional truckers. As with a standard license, CDL holders must follow the law or risk the...
Should you challenge a traffic ticket?
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Sep 22, 2022 | CDL Traffic Violations
Actions such as speeding or making an improper lane change are generally considered to be infractions. This means that a Tennessee officer will typically issue a notice to appear in court. If convicted, you'll likely pay a fine and have points added to your license....
Commercial driving records and protecting them
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Mar 24, 2022 | Blog, CDL Traffic Violations
Driving along interstate corridors and frequently working at night, commercial drivers perform essential societal roles like keeping supermarket shelves stocked and delivering mail. Illinois's interstates and highways play an essential role in the national transport...
Why traffic violations matter more for commercial drivers
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Jan 21, 2022 | CDL Traffic Violations
Illinois drivers are not all treated equally when it comes to being stopped for traffic violation citations, especially commercial drivers who are hauling freight through the state. Local law enforcement officials and Illinois DOT officers are often quick to stop...
What happens when CDL drivers face revocations?
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Mar 22, 2021 | CDL Traffic Violations
A driver may go years without ever receiving a traffic ticket, and then mistakes may lead to more than one in a short period. Non-commercial drivers might weather the traffic court storm, but those holding a commercial driver's license could suffer immensely upon...
Could traffic violation points impact a CDL holder’s career?
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Feb 2, 2021 | CDL Traffic Violations
Moving violations could happen even when a driver has no intention to violate traffic laws. However, a driver may make a lane change without signaling or unknowingly increase his or her speed beyond the posted limit. Such infractions may lead to a citation, fine and...
Illinois DUI Laws Hold Commercial Drivers to a Higher Standard
On Behalf of Tom Speedie, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Apr 4, 2017 | CDL Traffic Violations
Illinois laws follow federal guidelines to hold men and women who own a commercial driver's license (CDL) to a higher standard in terms of driving habits.Illinois Lawmakers and law enforcement officials want to send a clear message that if driving recklessly or...
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