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Top 10 Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Traffic Tickets in Illinois (2020).

The following is a list of traffic tickets a CDL holder is advised to hire legal representation in order to protect CDL driving privileges. Two serious moving violations in any 36-month period will result in a CDL being suspended for a minimum of two months. See 625 ILCS 5/6-514(e).

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It is extremely important not to mail in payment and not to ask for traffic safety school for any serious moving ticket violation. It does not matter whether a CDL driver asks for Court Supervision - doing so only results in placing a conviction on the (MVR) motor vehicle record. Furthermore, arrangements will have to be made to take time off away from work in order to physically attend traffic school inside the county of the State where the traffic ticket was issued. Certain violations can increase insurance rates and result in a disqualification or suspension of CDL driving privileges.

Again, it does not matter whether the judge grants Court Supervision. For the non-CDL driver, Court Supervision is considered a deferred prosecution and not a conviction. While Court Supervision for the non-CDL holder is an attractive outcome - the consequence is not the same for the CDL driver. Court Supervision on these serious moving offenses count as convictions against the CDL driver. Conviction means...the payment of a fine or court cost regardless of whether the imposition of sentence is deferred and ultimately a judgment dismissing the underlying charge is entered. See 625 ILCS 5/6-500(8).

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