CDL Defense

Your CDL Is Your Livelihood — Protect It

If you have a commercial driver's license (CDL), you are always "on duty" as far as the traffic laws of Georgia are concerned. Whether you are driving a truck on the job or driving your own vehicle on your own time, the sanctions against your CDL are the same.

James R. Dutton, Attorney at Law, represents drivers of 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles who are tagged while driving a truck on the I-75 corridor of Central Georgia. We also represent CDL drivers who are on vacation or otherwise traveling through Georgia in their personal vehicles.

A Great Many Violations Threaten Your CDL

Our firm handles all traffic citations and trucking-specific offenses, including:

  • Speeding tickets
  • Improper lane changes or passing
  • Failure to stop at railroad crossings
  • Other traffic violations (passing, tailgating, red lights, etc.)
  • Driving under the influence (alcohol, drugs, prescription meds)
  • Weight violations
  • Equipment violations
  • Logbook violations

We understand that certain offenses would end your driving career abruptly and that any speeding or traffic violations are magnified in regard to your CDL. We know how critical it is for you to maintain your ability to drive for a living.

Our lawyer has worked on more than 700 cases and understands how law enforcement operates and how to challenge traffic stops.

We also know how to work with local prosecutors to negotiate resolutions that limit the damage or even keep your citation from being reported back in your home state. In some cases, we can arrange to have the charges reduced or dismissed when the liability or fault is really on the part of the employer — and not the driver.

Contact Our Griffin, Georgia, Lawyer Today

At James R. Dutton, Attorney at Law, we know the risk a potential DUI conviction creates for your job. We can help! Call our firm today at 678-229-0528 or send us an email and let us protect your CDL.