When Can My CDL Be Suspended?
The cost of a traffic violation for someone with a commercial driver’s license is much more than the fine attached to the conviction. Making a mistake on the road could lead to the loss of your CDL and your ability to work. That is why traffic offenses need to be taken seriously if you drive commercially for a living. The attorneys at Stahl & Hidir P.C. are highly experienced in defending CDL drivers who count on their license to do their job and provide for their families.
Here is a breakdown of the offenses that could lead to a suspension of your CDL in Georgia:
- Racing in any vehicle
- Reckless driving
- Negligent operation of a commercial motor vehicle that results in a fatality
- Railroad crossing violations
- Failing to have your CDL with you when driving a commercial motor vehicle
- Failure to show proof of insurance
- Failure to take required rest periods
How Long Will My CDL Be Suspended?
The length of your suspension will vary based on the offense and whether you have previous offenses. It can range from 60 days for two violations within three years for a serious traffic violation to a lifetime suspension for a second offense of a major traffic violation. If you are eligible for reinstatement, you will be required to pay the associated fees.