THE ALABAMA REDEEMER ACT

New Alabama Expungement Law Passes

Allows Expungement of Felony and Misdemeanor Convictions

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COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE POINTS SYSTEM

Commercial Drivers License PointsDisqualification and Suspension Based on Commercial Drivers License Points System in Alabama

Most states have a commercial drivers license points system under which commercial vehicle drivers are tracked based upon accumulated driving offenses. Alabama is no different, and under the Alabama scheme accumulating 12 points within a two-year period can result in the suspension of driving privileges.

SAVE YOUR CDL

Driving privileges are important to all drivers, but they are crucial for commercial truck drivers because it is their ticket to a career and a livelihood. If you are facing a traffic ticket or traffic citation that may result in points against your commercial driver’s license based on the commercial drivers license points system you should seek the assistance of an experienced and qualified Alabama  criminal defense lawyer. At Bradford Ladner our lawyers have handled countless traffic citations involving the commercial drivers license point system, assisting truck drivers in keeping their records clean, their insurance premiums  in check,  and helping them remain in the good graces of their employer.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE POINTS SYSTEM IN ALABAMA – CDL POINT SYSTEM

2 POINT OFFENSES

  • Speeding
  • Improper Placarding
  • Brake Requirement Offenses
  • Flag Projected Load
  • Improper Tires
  • Hours of Service Violations
  • Vehicle out of Service Violations
  • Driver out of Service Violations

3 POINT OFFENSES

  • Following to closely
  • Disregarding Traffic Control Device

4 POINT OFFENSES

  • Driving on Wrong Side of Road
  • Illegal Passing

5 POINT OFFENSES

  • Failure to Yield Right of Way
  • Passing Stopped School Bus

6 POINT OFFENSES

  • Reckless Driving

ACCUMULATING 12 POINTS IN A TWO YEAR PERIOD RESULTS IN SUSPENSION OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES

SERIOUS DRIVING OFFENSES

  • GETTING TWO SERIOUS DRIVING OFFENSES IN A THREE YEAR PERIOD RESULTS IN A 60 DAY DISQUALIFICATION
  • GETTING THREE SERIOUS DRIVING OFFENSES IN A THREE YEAR PERIOD RESULTS IN A 120 DAY DISQUALIFICATION

SERIOUS DRIVING OFFENSES INCLUDE:

  • Excessive speed –  over 15 mph above the posted  speed limit
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper or erratic lane change
  • The following too closely
  • A violation incurred in connection with a fatal accident
  • Driving a commercial motor vehicle without first obtaining a commercial drivers license
  • Driving a commercial motor vehicle without a commercial drivers license in possession
  • Driving a commercial motor vehicle without proper class and/or endorsements

COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE DISQUALIFICATION

THE FOLLOWING OFFENSES OR CONDUCT WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Driving under the influence of the controlled substance
  • Driving while having a blood alcohol content of .04 or greater while driving a commercial motor vehicle
  • Refusing to take an alcohol test
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Using a commercial motor vehicle to commit a felony
  • Driving a commercial motor vehicle while a commercial drivers license is canceled, suspended, or disqualified
  • Causing a fatality due to the negligent operation of a commercial motor vehicle
  • Using a commercial motor vehicle in the commission of a felony, or the production of a controlled substance

IF YOU ARE A COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER FACING A TRAFFIC CITATION OR TRAFFIC TICKET IN ALABAMA, CALL BRADFORD LADNER LLP TODAY, WE CAN HELP.  WE HAVE BEEN ASSISTING CDL DRIVERS WITH TRAFFIC TICKETS AND CITATIONS FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

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