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Rule Of Right, Not Might


Schererville CDL Lawyers

Commercial Drivers License Attorneys In Lake County, Indiana

We serve Northwest Indiana and the surrounding towns and counties

Losing your job can be a terrifying prospect for anyone. That is especially true in today’s economy, where the majority of individuals are in debt and are struggling to get by. That is why, when our livelihoods are threatened, it is important that we do everything in our power to help ensure that they remain unscathed. That means that if you must have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in order to work and find yourself facing possible suspension or even revocation of said license, it is important that you find an experienced lawyer who can help you understand the issues at hand and work with you to find the best possible solution.


At Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we understand how important your job is to you. We also understand that certain violations can put your license in serious jeopardy. That is why we are ready to work hard to ensure that you are able to retain your license and return to your job. We will do everything in our power to give you the best possible representation, in other words, so that you can move on with your live and put the stress and uncertainty behind you.


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a rule that involves disqualification regulations that apply to CDL holders. Keep in mind that because CDL holders are often driving big trucks that can do a lot of damage, the restrictions protecting CDL licenses are taken very seriously. With that in mind, there both major offenses that can see your licenses suspended or revoked as well as offenses that pertain only to specific kinds of vehicles.


When it comes to the major offenses that can see you in quite a bit of trouble, here are some of the worst:

  • Driving while under the influence, specifically of alcohol, according to state law

  • Refusing to submit to testing regarding the possibility of driving while under the influence

  • Driving while under the influence of some other kind of controlled substance

  • Failing to remain at the scene of a vehicular accident that includes a commercial motor vehicle

  • Committing a felony using a vehicle

  • Committing a felony that involves the distribution, manufacture, or dispense of controlled substances using a vehicle

  • Speeding

  • Careless driving

  • Reckless Driving

  • DWI / OWI / DUI


The above information means that, among other things, being found guilty of a DUI or DWI can lead to the suspension or revocation of your CDL. It is incredibly important that if you find yourself facing these charges, you hire an experienced attorney who understands how to defend you against the allegations. Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, for example, is the home to a wide variety of knowledgeable and capable attorneys who are ready to help represent your best interests.


Do I need a lawyer? When your livelihood is at stake, you absolutely need a lawyer! You should also keep in mind that every infraction for which you are convicted, you earn more points on your license. Eventually, the cost of paying to insure you might be so high that potential employers pass on the chance to hire you given the cost. This is another reason why it is so important to act quickly and proactively when facing legal issues like those described above.


When you hire an experienced attorney, it is often possible to resolve some of the above issues without points being issued to your record. That helps avoid some of the costs associated with higher points. Keep in mind that in Indiana, deferred prosecution is not an option for those who hold CDLs. The best option to pursue is the conditional discharge, and at Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we work hard so that you can receive this particular outcome.


When facing these kinds of driving violations, you need an attorney that is experienced with CDL issues and understands how the system works. At Funk & Wendlinger, LLC, we have plenty of experience helping CDL holders keep their licenses and avoid adding more points onto their records. It is important to act quickly, however, so give us a call today and see how we can help!

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