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Roanoke Trucking Violations Lawyer

If you are a commercial truck driver and you have been cited for a traffic violation, you need a traffic attorney who is familiar with Virginia traffic laws and knows how to fight them.

Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico has advised and represented numerous professional drivers facing serious penalties, like commercial drivers' license (CDL) suspension and revocation, throughout southwest Virginia.

Skilled Roanoke and Salem, VA, CDL Defense Attorneys When You Need Us Most

With the assistance of our Roanoke trucking violations attorney, Michelle C. F. Derrico, our clients have achieved successful results when appealing their traffic violations in court. More than 20 years of experience practicing criminal defense in Virginia have given Michelle C. F. Derrico valuable insight into how the commonwealth judicial system works, as well as ways to combat traffic violation cases.

It is important to know that penalties for traffic violations are the same whether you are cited while on the job or in your private vehicle outside of your working hours. This means that even if you were pulled over after work and given a speeding ticket, it will be the same as if you were speeding in your commercial truck. A violation could put your CDL and your career in jeopardy.

We have handled a variety of trucking violation cases throughout the years, including:

  • Personal traffic violations that could affect your CDL:
    • Reckless driving
    • Excessive speed
    • DUI
    • Vehicular homicide
  • CDL traffic violations:
    • Moving violations
    • Equipment violations
  • Trucking violations involving civil penalties:
    • Overweight trucks
    • Violation of permits (weight per axle, height, width, daylight restrictions, etc.)
    • Falsified drivers' logs

When you consult with Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico, we determine what the cause of your violation and identify if it was out of your control, as well as examine the details surrounding the incident. We are committed to protecting you from the serious penalties of a conviction and will also help you restore your driving privileges.

Contact Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico Today

We invite you to contact Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico regarding your difficult legal matters. Call 540-343-9349, or visit our Contact page to schedule a confidential consultation at our law office in Roanoke, Virginia. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with after hours and weekends by appointment. We serve clients in the Roanoke valley and throughout southwest Virginia. Spanish translation available upon request.