How can I challenge a ticket as a CDL holder?
If you receive a ticket as a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) holder, you need to fight the ticket in court. Any offense for a CDL holder will be serious with respect to their career as employers are disinclined to hire those with points on their license because they cost more to insure.
In many respects, CDL holders are held to a higher standard that the rest of society when on the road. Consequently, even minor offenses typically carry more weight while more significant offenses may carry penalties as significant as a lifetime suspension of your CDL.
How can I challenge a lifetime CDL revocation?
A lifetime CDL revocation is typically the result of either committing two "major offenses" or the lone offense of "using a vehicle in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing, distributing or dispensing a controlled substance."
Your only avenue of challenging a lifetime CDL revocation will be to contest the charges in court.
When can you appeal a suspended CDL?
You cannot request an administrative hearing to appeal a suspended/disqualified CDL. You may only appeal PennDOT decisions regarding your eligibility for a restricted license. However, you may request a hearing with PennDOT for the purposes of: requesting a credit for suspension/disqualification time served, requesting a credit for an ignition interlock order, and requesting a review/update of your driving record.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.