|Houston Traffic Ticket Attorney Paul B. Kennedy
1415 North Loop West, Suite 102, Houston, Texas 77008
Tel: (713) 864-9727 Fax: (866) 587-2584
DWI Defense, Criminal Defense, Traffic Tickets, Family Law
ALL DRIVERS ARE NOT TREATED EQUALLY!
iF YOU HAVE A COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
(CDL), YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DISMISSAL
THROUGH DEFERRED DISPOSITION OR BY TAKING A
DRIVER SAFETY COURSE -- EVEN IF YOU RECEIVED
THE TICKET OPERATING YOUR PRIVATE VEHICLE!
Your only choice, should you have a CDL, is to take your
case to trial; and if you go to trial, you need an
experienced CDL ticket attorney at your side. You need
an attorney who knows the law and who knows how to
protect your CDL.
Houston CDL ticket attorney Paul B. Kennedy is an
experienced trial lawyer who has tried cases in JP and
municipal courts and who has handled appeals in county
courts throughout Greater Houston Metropolitan area.
If you have a CDL and receive a traffic ticket in Harris
County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County,
Montgomery County, or anywhere else in the Greater
Houston Metropolitan area, call Houston Traffic Ticket
Attorney Paul B. Kennedy. I will provide a vigorous
defense to any traffic charge.
The law is unfair to CDL holders and I will fight to keep
that ticket off your driving record. For you, that ticket is
not just an inconvenience, it's a threat to your livelihood.
When you hire a CDL ticket attorney do you know who's going to show up in
court to represent you? Does that attorney "farm out" his CDL ticket cases
to someone else?
Houston CDL Ticket Attorney Paul B. Kennedy will handle your traffic
ticket case personally. You won't have to wonder who's going to show up in
court to represent you.
Fees for CDL ticket defense start as low as $250 per citation.
|How the Driver Responsibility Program Affects
Texas law defines a serious traffic violation as excessive
speeding (15 MPH or more over the limit), reckless driving, a traffic
violation involving a fatal accident, an improper lane change,
following too closely or driving without a valid CDL in possession.
If you’re a CDL holder, you can lose your commercial license for:
- 60 days for two serious traffic violations in three years or for
certain railroad- crossing violations.
- 120 days for three serious traffic violations in three years or
two railroad-crossing violations in three years.
- One year for three railroad-crossing violations in three
years, driving while intoxicated (DWI) or under the influence
of a controlled substance, leaving an accident scene
involving the driver's vehicle, using a vehicle to commit a
felony, causing death by negligent or criminal operation of a
vehicle, driving a commercial vehicle when not properly
licensed, operating a commercial motor vehicle with a BAC
of 0.04 percent or higher or with a controlled substance in
your body or operating any vehicle with an alcohol
concentration over the legal limit of 0.08.
- Three years for committing certain serious offenses while
transporting certain hazardous materials, refusing to
submit to alcohol or drug testing while transporting certain
hazardous materials, transporting certain hazardous
materials in a commercial motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.04
or higher or transporting certain hazardous materials in any
vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher.
- Life for second convictions of several of the offenses
enumerated under the one-year suspension list, use of a
vehicle to commit a felony involving a controlled substance
or certain combinations of serious offenses.
If you hold a CDL, state and federal law require you to notify your
employers within 30 days of state or local traffic violations, even if
committed while driving a noncommercial vehicle and even if it
incurred outside of Texas. In turn, employers are subject to
detailed legal restrictions on employment of drivers with such
violations, so your employer may be required to suspend or fire you
in some circumstances. In addition, commercial drivers applying
for new jobs must provide details to potential employers of crimes,
serious traffic violations and negative driving impact for the past 10