CDL Ticket Defense

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9/15/2018
If you are willing to entertain the far-fetched notion that lawyers have friends you may also believe that, occasionally, we get invited to social functions. At these events one of the most common questions we get asked, other than will you draft my will (the answer is no), is the difference betwee... Read More

8/15/2018
The FMCSA issued revised guidance on personal conveyances. The revisions are pretty straight forward and you should familiarize yourself with them. With that being said, here are some of the highlights and things you need to understand. 1. Allowing personal conveyance is not a requirement. It i... Read More

7/15/2018
The purpose of this article is not to discuss a CDL driver’s right to possess a firearm in a commercial vehicle. If you want to know the answer is to that question you will need to start with the employer’s policy and the laws of each and every state in which you travel. Second, while ... Read More

6/15/2018
As of today, 30 states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes. With so many states easing restrictions on the use of marijuana the question has been asked “how does this impact the commercial driver?” Quite simply, it doesn’t. CMV drivers must adhere to the fe... Read More

5/15/2018
The United States legal system is many things. It is accessible, adversarial (and yet still somewhat cooperative), slow and, most of the time, it gets things right. However, there are things the US legal system is not. Specifically, it is neither light on its feet nor able to quickly adapt to new... Read More

4/27/2018
It feels like any magazine you pick up or newspaper you read contains at least one article about driverless cars/trucks and autonomous vehicles (collectively “AVs”) and how they will create a utopian society where all of the problems associated with our roads and highways are gone. S... Read More

4/3/2018
As everyone is aware, the ELD mandate has gone live and we are now in a “soft enforcement” period. In short, “soft enforcement” means that while roadside enforcement personnel have begun documenting violations of the rule they are generally not placing drivers out of service... Read More

3/15/2018
In light of recent events, the mere fact that the title of this article references gun rights is likely enough to guarantee that I will receive a million comments about this article. With that in mind, let’s get a couple of things out of the way up front. First, the purpose of this article i... Read More

12/7/2017
The bills passed by the United States House of Representatives and Senate are reported to provide the biggest tax cuts in history. The bills, as passed, have significant differences that need to be resolved or “reconciled”. Now the House and Senate will be working to reconcile the bill... Read More

11/1/2017
My sister wants to contest dad’s will. Dad remarried after mom died and left everything to his new wife. Can my sister contest his will so our stepmom doesn’t get everything? Wills provide instruction as to how you want your assets to be dispersed at your death. They can also des... Read More

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