Defending You From Commercial Driving Violations

For commercial drivers, a traffic offense is more than a ticket and a fine. If you drive for a living, traffic tickets can cost you your career. The last thing you can afford is to have your license suspended or revoked.

The attorneys of Smith, Illner & Gemelas Co. LPA in Elyria, Ohio, will work hard to minimize the consequences of a traffic ticket on your deriving record and your career. The law holds you to a higher standard when you carry a CDL. Therefore, you should not hesitate to seek legal assistance when charged with any traffic violation, no matter how minor it seems, including:

  • Toll road violations
  • Failure to comply with logbook requirements
  • Height and weight violations
  • Traveling in restricted lanes
  • Speed limit violations
  • Reckless driving
  • DUI

Any traffic conviction can result in points on your driving record, leading to fines, points on your driving record and higher insurance rates. Even if you are driving your personal vehicle, traffic tickets can affect your CDL. If you get enough points, face suspension of your driver's license. Certain offenses, such as reckless driving or DUI, may make it impossible for your employer to insure you.

Points for traffic tickets can add up quickly, but our lawyers have successfully kept points from the records of many CDL drivers. Our lawyers can also assist those over-the-road truckers from other regions who have traffic violations in Lorain County and neighboring counties in Ohio, often without requiring you to return to the area for your court appearance.

Our attorneys have decades of combined experience in criminal defense of alcohol-related offenses. We have the confidence to do whatever it takes to protect your freedom and your livelihood.

Contact Us to Discuss Your Case

Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Elyria, just a few miles from the Ohio Turnpike. Let us evaluate your case and determine the best way to keep you driving for a living. We may even be able to handle your case so that you will not have to make an appearance in court. You can reach us by phone at 440-328-4574 or using our online contact form.