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Effects of a Reckless Driving Conviction on a CDL

Many CDL employers will fire any driver who receives a reckless driving conviction because their insurance policy requires them to do so. But even if you keep your job you may not keep your CDL License IF:

  1. You get a reckless driving charge while driving a commercial vehicle OR
  2. Your get a reckless driving charge while driving any vehicle and you are convicted of another serious traffic offense within 3 years.

    Reckless driving affects CDL

    If you have a CDL and have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia, call (703) 383-9222 to get a free consultation with a lawyer and a copy of our book, The Virginia Reckless Driving Handbook.

These rules are based on the Federal Rules which are adopted in most states and likely apply even if your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is not from Virginia.

WARNING: Getting a speeding ticket that is 15 mph over the limit and Following Too Closely count as a serious traffic offenses just like reckless driving, so getting a reckless driving charge reduced to a 15 mph over speeding ticket may have the same result as a reckless driving conviction.

If You Have a CDL Call Nichols & Green pllc for a Free Consultation

At Nichols & Green pllc we understand how important your CDL is to you. We depend on our bar license and you depend your CDL. If you have a CDL and have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia call us for a free consultation today (703) 383-9222.

You can speak to one of our attorneys in person or over the phone. During your consultation we will discuss your case and give you an opportunity to ask whatever questions you may have. We will give you our opinion regarding what defenses you may have, what the likely outcome of your case may be, what our flat legal fee for you case is and we will give you a list of things-to-do in order to prepare for your case.

If you have a CDL would like to talk to one of our attorneys today, call (703) 383-9222

Call Nichols & Green when you need a Lawyer who is experienced in Defending Reckless Driving Cases.

Does reckless driving affect my CDL

If you have a CDL and a reckless driving charge, call Nichols & Green pllc (703) 383-9222 for a free consultation.

Our attorneys defend hundreds of reckless driving cases each year. Garrett D. Green has been practicing law in Virginia for over 25 years and is in court defending drivers almost every single day. Luke J. Nichols is the author of several books on Virginia traffic law and wrote The Virginia Reckless Driving Handbook (3rd Edition). Mr. Nichols is also trained in the use of police speed measuring devices such as police LiDAR, RADAR and pacing.

If you have a CDL and a reckless driving case, call Nichols & Green pllc to discuss any possible defenses you may have. Let us share our experience with you: (703) 383-9222.

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