In Massachusetts, a holder of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is held to a higher standard. Under Massachusetts General Law Ch. 90F, a CDL license may be suspended under a number of different circumstances. In addition, traffic tickets received while driving your personal vehicle may result in a suspended Massachusetts CDL. Given the potentially sever consequences of losing your CDL, it is important to speak with an experienced Boston, Massachusetts CDL Attorney as soon as possible regarding your situation. As a client of Caselden Law, a CDL lawyer will fully explain your legal situation and will develop a well-crafted strategy designed to protect your ability to drive a commercial truck, tractor-trailer or other vehicle.
MA CDL Suspension or Revocation for Major Traffic Offenses
If a driver receives any combination of the following major offenses, he or she will be disqualified from holding a MA Commercial Driver’s License for at least 1 year for a 1st offense and life for a second or subsequent offense:
• OUI Alcohol or Drugs
• Operating a Commercial Vehicle with a BAC of .04% or higher
• Using any vehicle to commit a felony offense
• Refusing a breathalyzer / alcohol test while operating any vehicle (commercial or private)
• Leaving the Scene of an Accident while Operating any Vehicle
• Causing a fatality through the Negligent Operation of a Commercial Vehicle
• Operating a Commercial Vehicle with a Suspended CDL
MA CDL Suspension for Serious Traffic Violations
In Massachusetts, you will lose your CDL for a minimum of 60 days if you are found responsible on 2 serious traffic violations within a 3 year period and for at least 120 days if you are found responsible on 3 serious traffic violations within a 3 year period. Serious Traffic violations in MA include the following:
• Excessive Speeding (15 mph or more above the posted speed limit)
• Reckless Driving
• Following too closely
• Driving a Commercial Vehicle without a valid CDL
• Driving a Commercial Vehicle without a CDL in possession
• Driving a Commercial Vehicle without the proper endorsement or class of CDL
Other CDL Suspensions / Revocations in Massachusetts
If you are found responsible of violating a law at a railroad crossing while operating a commercial vehicle, you’re CDL will be suspended for 60 days for a 1st offense, 120 days for a 2nd offense and 1 year for a 3rd or subsequent offense. Furthermore, if you are found responsible of violating an out of service order you will lose your CDL for 90 days to 1 year for a 1st offense, 1 -5 years for a 2nd offense and 3-5 years for a 3rd or subsequent offense.
Boston CDL Attorney
At our firm, we understand that having a valid CDL license is vital to your livelihood. With this importance in mind, our firm will work tirelessly to ensure that we achieve the best outcome possible. We represent commercial driver’s at clerk magistrate hearings, judge appeals, license appeals to the RMV, and appeal hearings before the Board of Appeals for the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.
Our firm understands the need for quick action when it comes to CDL license suspensions. We are available to represent you on short notice and are available to speak with you about your issue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have received a traffic ticket or are in danger of having your MA CDL Suspended, Contact Us today to speak with an experienced Cambridge, MA CDL Lawyer about your case.
All initial consultations are free of charge.