CDL Defense Details
CDL Drivers: Don’t Let Them Take Away Your Livelihood!
Day in and day out, CDL drivers transport the goods society needs for daily living. Metaphorically speaking, they carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. And if you’re a CDL driver in Texas, the pay is far better than in most states. The average salary for a CDL driver in the Lone Star State is about $80K, according to data from Indeed.com. That’s 34 percent higher than the national average of $59K.
So, with a salary like that, the last thing in the world you need is a threat to your livelihood, such as a suspended or revoked CDL license. These kinds of traffic violations can be devastating to Texas CDL drivers.
A driver license suspension has a defined penalty period. According to the Texas Transportation Code, CDL drivers can have their licenses suspended for the following terms — 60 days, 120 days, one year, three years, or lifetime. You can renew your license once the suspension period has ended. A driver license revocation, on the other hand, is indefinite, which means there’s no real guarantee you’ll ever get your license back.
You can fight this
Your CDL license can be revoked or suspended for any number of reasons, including speeding, reckless driving or other infractions. But even if you did exactly what the courts say you did, you can still fight your suspension or revocation in court … and you can win. Don’t sit back and do nothing; take positive action. Your first order of business should be to hire an experienced CDL traffic ticket attorney who can successfully defend you against these violations.
Just because you get a letter doesn’t mean they will win
If you have received a letter from the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) saying that your CDL license will be suspended or revoked, you only have 20 days from the date of the letter to request a hearing to stop the action. Failure to timely request a hearing will result in a suspension or revocation of your driver's license.
Hire the Law Office of Todd E. Tkach, P.C. to protect your license and your livelihood. Our attorneys are licensed to represent CDL holders accused of all types of traffic violations in every court in the State of Texas. We’ve handled thousands of CDL traffic citations, the majority of which resulted in dismissals and/or no adverse effect to our clients’ CDL driving records. We can effectively evaluate your case to fight for a dismissal of the charges, no matter where you received your citation.
If you have a question about any particular jurisdiction, call us!
CDL Revocation, Suspension or Disqualification
In addition to defending you for your CDL violations, we can also defend your CDL itself in any revocation, suspension or disqualification action almost anywhere in the State of Texas. For further information, see the pages linked below.
For information about defending your CDL Violations, also see Our CDL Violations Practice.