CDL Truck Drivers In Kentucky


If you have a Kentucky commercial driver's license (CDL) and you receive a traffic violation citation, specific rules will apply. You will need to notify your employer of the violation within 30 days of receiving the citation. If the violation occurred out of state, you also must notify the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Another important step to take is to schedule a free case evaluation with our Bowling Green attorney from the Law Offices of Dwight Burton, PLLC.


The specific penalties you face will depend on the particular violation. Drivers who hold CDLs may face heavier sentencing because of their potential to cause harm to others on the road. Penalties can also damage the commercial driver's ability to keep that license and therefore, his or her job.

In most cases, commercial drivers who face a traffic violation citation follow the basic procedures if he or she chooses to plead guilty, similar to drivers with regular licenses. This process includes paying for the fines discussed on the citation. CDL holders may also be eligible for traffic school, however, which can prevent additional points from appearing on his or her record.

At the Law Offices of Dwight Burton, PLLC, we regularly represent out-of-state and commercial drivers who have been cited for traffic violations on I-65. If you are a truck driver and have received any type of traffic ticket, including a speeding ticket, you risk losing your CDL. You may also face additional insurance rate increases and other heavy penalties. When your future is at stake, we encourage you to get the legal assistance you need. We can work toward the negotiation of a successful resolution on your behalf that will allow you to save time, money, and your CDL. Contact us today for the effective representation you need!