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A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a special license issued by the State of Oklahoma that allows an individual to drive certain types of vehicles. Drivers are required to have a CDL in order to drive vehicles over a certain weight, buses, and vehicles containing hazardous materials. In addition to passing certain medical requirements, an individual must pass a comprehensive written test and road test in order to earn the Oklahoma CDL. There are many federal and state laws applicable to commercial driver’s licenses: vehicle and trailer loading, record keeping, and many other CDL specific laws is necessary in order to keep the CDL. The rules are more stringent than rules for automobile drivers in many cases. Given the stringent rules, it is important to seek advice from an experienced Tulsa CDL Violation Attorney.
There are also more stringent rules when it comes to alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, or committing a felony:
There are also significant penalties for serious traffic violations when you possess a CDL.
An individual will also lose his or her CDL for at least 60 days if he/she has committed two serious traffic violations within a three-year period involving a CMV; and for at least 120 days for three or more serious traffic violations within a three-year period involving a CMV.
Even minor traffic violations can result in severe penalties for a driver with a CDL. A driver with a CDL will garner points on his or her license even if the violation is dismissed, if the dismissal requires that the driver pays the court costs of the violation. The only way to avoid points on a CDL is to obtain an outright dismissal without costs of any violation.
Never Plead Guilty or No Contest to Oklahoma CDL Violations without first talking to an experienced Tulsa criminal defense attorney. Contact our office to speak with an experienced Tulsa CDL Violation Attorney. Our firm has fought hundreds of traffic tickets and we have the experience you need. Call (918) 216-9644.
 Commercial Driver License Manual, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1.3.2 (2005).
 Id., at 1.3.3.