A Reliable Traffic Lawyer Ready to Help Truck Drivers in New Mexico
Traffic tickets are incredibly detrimental to commercial drivers. Certain violations can lead to the disqualification of your commercial driver’s license, which is required in order to make a living. If you’ve been ticketed in the state of New Mexico, it’s in your best interest to team up with an experienced traffic lawyer who will stand by your side and represent your case as successfully as possible. Attorney W. Shane Jennings is meticulous and will work tirelessly when representing your case. Let our team get you back on the road today!
The most common traffic offenses commercial drivers face tend to be moving violations. Tickets for failing to stop, not wearing a seatbelt, or speeding can derail your workday and may lead to points on your CDL which, in turn, can increase your insurance rates. Other non-moving violations can also slow down your daily routine. No matter what you’re facing, the Law Office of W. Shane Jennings can help.
Commercial driver’s licenses may be disqualified for major violations or serious traffic violations. First violations will lead to a one-year CDL disqualification. A second major violation will result in a lifetime disqualification.
Major violations include:
- Operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or of a controlled substance
- Having a blood alcohol concentration of .04% or more
- Refusal to take BAC test
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Using the vehicle to commit a felony
Serious Traffic Violations
While the first serious traffic violation will not result in a disqualification, a second violation within three years will result in a 60 day CDL disqualification. A third violation within three years will result in a 120-day disqualification.
The following acts are considered serious violations:
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless driving (driving a motor vehicle in wanton disregard for the safety of people or property)
- Improper or erratic lane changes
- Following the vehicles head too closely
How Attorney W. Shane Jennings Can Help You
If you’re a commercial driver and are facing charges for a traffic violation, you may very well be unable to work. You need to get back on the road as soon as possible. As a New Mexico-based law firm, the W. Shane Jennings Law Firm understands the ins and outs of traffic and CDL laws. Contact us today!