Tips For Avoiding a CDL License Disqualification From a Serious Traffic Offense
You’ve been handed a citation and you are wondering about the consequences. The following are tips on how to avoid a Commercial Driving License (CDL) disqualification or conviction for a serious traffic ticket offense:
- Do not simply pay the ticket. Under Pennsylvania law, paying a ticket is the same thing as pleading guilty to the violation.
- Do not rely on the advice of the police officer who gave you the citations even if you think his intentions are good.
- Do not write a letter to the Judge trying to explain your position. The Judge is not allowed to accept an ex parte (one-sided) communication from a defendant.
- Do not go to court without an experienced attorney.