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Skilled Hazleton Attorneys Fighting Traffic Tickets

Handling the defense of traffic matters and citations often requires dealing with the complexities of the court system as well as the bureaucracy of the Department of Transportation to get you the best result.

Although many drivers don’t realize it, traffic tickets entitle drivers to trials, sometimes before the magisterial district courts and sometimes before the Courts of Common Pleas. Trials involve service of process to ensure the witnesses are present, knowledge of and conformity with the Rules of Evidence, and razor-sharp cross-examination of witnesses to attain the best result. Here are some of the traffic offense cases we handle:

  • Speeding
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Distracted driving
  • CDL driver traffic violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving without a valid driver’s license
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • CDL driver overweight violations

With the Motor Vehicle Code presently standing at 9800 sections and growing, you need an attorney who knows the code and understands which of its sections can be used to get you the best result.

Olexa & Casari, in Hazleton, represents individuals with all types of traffic matters, including drivers who need help to reduce or avoid points on speeding tickets, as well as with more complex matters, such as those involving crashes, commercial drivers, or driver’s licenses with substantial suspensions or revocations. Olexa & Casari represents trucking companies and also handles traffic appeals at all levels. Don’t walk into court without the knowledge and experience you need to win. Call Olexa & Casari today for a consultation.

Defending CDL Drivers Against Traffic Offenses

At Olexa & Casari, we understand the severity of a traffic ticket. These violations can impact everything from your driving record to your livelihood. Our attorneys have experience serving commercial drivers throughout Pennsylvania, including Schuylkill, Carbon, Columbia and Luzerne Counties.

What Are The Common CDL Violations?

Commercial driver’s license (CDL) violations can present serious challenges for commercial drivers. CDL violations we represent include:

  • Hazardous materials violations: Transporting hazardous materials comes with strict regulations.
  • Hours of service violations: These govern how long a driver can operate a vehicle without rest.
  • Weight violations: Weight violations are a serious concern for safety and compliance.
  • Logbook violations: All commercial drivers must maintain and keep a detailed record of their driving hours, rest periods and breaks.
  • Moving violations: Speeding, improper lane changes and other moving violations can tarnish a driver’s record and increase insurance premiums.
  • Drug and alcohol violations: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or refusing to take the mandatory drug test can result in a CDL violation.
  • Driving without a CDL: Operating a commercial vehicle without a proper commercial driver’s license or with a revoked, suspended or expired CDL is a serious violation.

Commercial driving requires more than being behind the wheel – it demands strict adherence to the regulations governing Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders.

Understanding Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) Scores

The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score assesses the safety performance of commercial carriers and drivers. It’s calculated based on:

  • Crash history
  • Inspection results
  • Violations

A higher CSA score indicates a greater risk of safety violations and triggers interventions by regulatory authorities. For drivers, it’s essential to maintain a low CSA score to ensure job security and reputation within the industry.

According to Compliance Navigation Specialists (CNS), CSA scores help identify and address safety concerns within the commercial transportation industry.

What Is The Impact Of CDL Violations On Commercial Drivers?

Olexa & Casari understands that CDL violations stretch beyond the financial penalties. These violations jeopardize a driver’s license and their ability to continue working in their chosen profession.

For many CDL holders, driving is more than a quick job; it’s a career or business endeavor. So, it’s paramount to understand and limit the risks associated with CDL violations.

You Do Not Need To Fight Alone

Don’t let your traffic offenses cost you unnecessary fines, suspensions and expenses. Talk to an experienced traffic ticket defense attorney today. You can reach our law offices online or by telephone at 570-931-5943.