If you are a truck driver that runs all 48 states, the odds are that you will sooner or later get some type of moving violation citation. The reality is that any trucker driving hundreds of thousands of miles each year will simply face the odds of getting a ticket.
Knowing what to do and what not to do after getting a truck driver ticket will play a big role in whether you win or lose your case. It is important to remember that simply being charged with a ticket is not a conviction. That is why you need to do and not to do anything and everything to help your attorney fight the ticket and prevent temporarily or permanently losing your commercial driver’s license (CDL).
Do Not Plead Guilty
One of the most important things you should not do after getting a trucker ticket is to plead guilty to the charge on the ticket. Some drivers mistakenly believe that when you get a ticket, you have no choice but to pay the ticket and face the harsh consequences. When you simply “pay” a truck driver ticket, you are in essence pleading guilty to the charges of that ticket.
Paying a ticket and pleading guilty can result in serious consequences. One major consequence of pleading guilty to a ticket as a truck driver is the possibility of permanently or temporarily losing your commercial driver’s license. The loss of your CDL could significantly impact your life, especially if you professionally drive trucks as a living.
Fight Your Truck Driver Ticket!
If you have received a moving violation ticket while operating your truck, you need to attack that ticket to avoid the fines, penalties, points and additional hidden DMV fines, and the possibility of losing your CDL. While paying the fines is hard to swallow, losing your commercial driver’s license can significantly impact your financial livelihood as a truck driver.
Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable Fresno truck driver ticket defense attorney is imperative to successfully fighting your ticket. A good lawyer will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your ticket. He will know what steps to take and what defense strategies will help successfully fight the ticket and avoid the life changing penalties and consequences.
The bottom line is that you need to keep your CDL clean and make smart decisions after getting a ticket. This can mean the difference between finding work and keeping your truck driving career, or watching your life come to a screeching halt.
Call an Experienced Fresno Trucker Ticket Defense Attorney
If you or someone you know has gotten a ticket while operating a truck, it is imperative that you immediately hire an experienced Fresno trucker ticket defense attorney to help protect your legal rights and avoid losing your commercial drivers license.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Fresno trucker ticket defense attorney Gurjit Srai, please call us at (209) 323-5558 or (559) 314-2796, or complete our online form.