Steps to Take to Get Your CDL License Back in Maryland

Operating a commercial vehicle requires specialized skills and an adherence to stringent standards, far exceeding those for other vehicle drivers. In Maryland, commercial drivers are regulated by rigorous Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules. These rules outline numerous traffic infractions that can bar someone from commercial driving. If you lost your CDL license due to a violation, you must wait for your disqualification period to end, pay any outstanding fees, submit the required paperwork, and clear any other suspensions or revocations.

The Law Office of Hillel Traub works closely in guiding commercial drivers through the complexities of CDL disqualifications and satisfying court requirements to get them back on the road. With a focus on personalized legal strategies, Attorney Hillel Traub aims to avoid or mitigate such disqualifications, informed by an in-depth understanding of the specific traffic violations that threaten commercial driving careers. If you are navigating the repercussions of a CDL violation, working with Attorney Hillel Traub can be pivotal in retaining your commercial driving privileges.

Violations That May Disqualify a CDL Driver

In Maryland, police have the authority to issue citations for any kind of traffic violation occurring while the vehicle is in motion, such as speeding, ignoring traffic signals, or impaired driving.

Serious violations involving commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) in Maryland can lead to the suspension of your CDL. It can also lead to significant legal penalties, including jail time and large fines. These violations include:

  • Exceeding speed limits by 15 mph or more
  • Reckless driving
  • Tailgating
  • Unsafe or unpredictable lane changes
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident
  • Driving without the necessary insurance
  • Operating or towing a vehicle that requires a CDL with a suspended or revoked CDL

Without legal representation, you risk losing your CDL temporarily or permanently. Even minor offenses, such as not wearing a seatbelt or slightly exceeding the speed limit, can accumulate points on your driver’s license. For example, accumulating the following amount of points can lead to:

  • 5-7 points in 2 years results in a mandatory driver improvement course and Point Systems Conference
  • 8-11 points in 2 years results in driver’s license suspension
  • 12 points in any timeframe results in license suspension

With over 30 years of experience and a track record of success, Attorney Hillel Traub has helped countless Maryland drivers protect their commercial vehicle licenses.

5 Steps to Take to Get Your CDL License Back in Maryland

The process and costs for reinstating a Maryland CDL depend on the nature of the offense.

For a disqualification period of less than one year, you must:

  1. Complete the duration of your disqualification.
  2. Pay the necessary reinstatement fees.
  3. Provide any documents that are required.
  4. Resolve any other suspensions or revocations if they exist.
  5. Fulfill any court-mandated requirements, if applicable.

For disqualifications lasting one year or longer, you must also successfully pass the CDL knowledge and driving skills tests in addition to the steps above to reinstate your license.

Contact a CDL Violations Lawyer at The Law Office of Hillel Traub

If you are facing a traffic violation in Maryland that has resulted in the loss or the inability to obtain a CDL license, speaking with a skilled traffic violations lawyer can be pivotal in regaining your CDL. With more than 30 years of experience in assisting commercial drivers in Maryland maintain their CDLs, attorney Hillel Traub from The Law Office of Hillel Traub is uniquely qualified for such cases. He has worked as a former Assistant Attorney General for the Motor Vehicle Administration, equipping him with specialized knowledge to fight for your driving privileges.

For a complimentary consultation, call (410) 580-1100 or fill out our contact form.

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