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If you have a CDL and are charged with a moving violation either while driving a commercial vehicle, or non-commercial vehicle, contact Illinois CDL lawyer Emilio Moretti for a free consultation today.

Defending Clients Against:

  • Commercial Drivers License (CDL) violations
  • Speeding
  • Improper lane changes
  • Texting while driving
  • Seat belt violations
  • Parking violations
  • Toll violations
  • Construction zone tickets
  • Red light cameras violation
  • Failure to appear in court for your traffic citation
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Traffic accidents
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving without insurance
  • and other traffic violations

Emilio Moretti has 23 years of experience defending clients facing CDL violation issues in Cook and DuPage County and throughout the Chicago suburbs. He works with clients on an individual basis, giving them the respect they deserve. He will review your case and devise a personalized, strategic defense plan to defend your rights.

CDL Disqualifications in Illinois

Illinois has four (4) categories for CDL disqualifications, which are:

1. Major CDL Offenses:

  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Using the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to commit a felony
  • Causing a death
  • Operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) without a valid CDL
  • Any alcohol and drug related offenses

If Convicted:

Conviction of a major offense, whether you are driving a commercial or non-commercial vehicle, against a CDL is punishable by disqualification of your CDL for 1 -3 years for the first offense and for life for a second offense.

2. Serious CDL Traffic Violations:

  • Speeding in excess of 15 miles over the posted speed limit
  • Making improper lane changes
  • Following vehicles too closely
  • Causing a fatal accident by violating any traffic law
  • Operating a CMV without a CDL endorsement or without a CDL on your person.

If Convicted:

Conviction of a serious offense, whether you are driving a commercial or non-commercial vehicle, against a CDL can result in your CDL being suspended. A second CDL iolation within 3 years can result in a CDL suspension for 60 days. A third CDL violation within 3 years can result in a CDL suspension for 120 days.

3. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Offenses:

  • Failure to slow down and check that the tracks are clear
  • Failure to stop when you are required
  • Driving across the tracks when there is not enough room for your CMV

If Convicted:

Your CDL can be disqualified for a minimum of 60 days for the first offense, a minimum of 120 days for the second violation within three years, and a minimum of one year for each violation after the second.

4. Violating out-of-service orders:

  • Transporting hazardous waste while under an out-of-service order

If Convicted:

You can have your CDL disqualified between 180 days to 2 years for the first offense and 3-5 years for the second offense if it is within 10 years.

  • Transporting non-hazardous waste while under an out-of-service order

If Convicted:

You face CDL disqualification for 180 days to one year for the first offense, 2-5 years for the second offense within 10 years, and 3-5 years for the third offense.

If you are just passing through Illinois and are ticketed for an offense

It will likely have a negative impact on your CDL in your respective state. For years, Mr. Moretti has represented out of state CDL drivers and has obtained favorable results without his client ever having to appear.

Contact a CDL Violations Attorney Today

Having your CDL disqualified can affect your ability to earn an income. You are held to a stricter standard as a professional driver and may be treated more harshly than average drivers in court. You want someone who knows the court proceedings and laws and can help get you the most favorable result possible.

Contact Moretti Law, P.C. today at 312-861-1084 for complimentary consultation. Moretti Law, P.C. has three offices conveniently located in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Oak Brook.

Mr. Moretti represents clients in several counties throughout Illinois including all courthouses in Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, and Will County.

Chicago Illinois CDL Violations Lawyer
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875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60611
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