What happens if you get caught driving without a CDL?


Driving a commercial vehicle without the appropriate class of CDL and applicable endorsements can lead to significant cost – in money, penalties and points on your record. Drivers who are caught driving without these in place can usually expect to be charged with a misdemeanor in addition to any fines and fees you will be required to pay.

The state where you were driving will have their own fees and penalties, plus there are federal charges you will have to pay. Federal penalties are a minimum of $2,500 and can be as much as $5,000 and include up to a year in jail. In addition to the penalties and fees incurred, your license will be suspended for 90 days – leaving you with no ability to work and therefore no income.

Regardless of where you were driving when you were stopped, our attorneys understand the law and can help you understand your rights and do all you can to maintain your good driving record. We have represented truckers in every state and know what it takes to get the best results possible. Contact us today and let us help. with your state and/or your local DMV for additional laws and restrictions regarding felonies for commercial drivers.


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