N.C. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) violation and traffic ticket is treated differently under N.C. law than other driving tickets, and the consequences are more severe for the various cab, truck, and bus drivers. For example, a PJC (prayer for judgment continued) for a commercial license is considered a conviction under N.C. law. Judges are allowed to double the fine of any penalty for a person with a CDL. Most importantly, the DMV has the authority to suspend a CDL under a number of circumstances where that result would not happen with a regular driving license. Moreover, the city of Charlotte also has certain powers to suspend commercial drivers for “habitual violations” of traffic laws. A Charlotte attorney can make a big difference.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a traffic ticket and is a licensed commercial driver, or is required to appear for an administrative hearing about a CDL violation, contact the Law Offices of Benjamin R. Hardwick, PLLC at 704-277-1047 and speak to a commercial drivers license lawyer and traffic ticket lawyer today.