Preserve Your Driving Record – And Your Livelihood – After A Traffic Violation
Traffic violations in Georgia can have serious consequences for commercial drivers, even when it comes to what may seem like minor infractions. If your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is suspended or revoked, it can block your ability to make a living as a truck or business driver. You may be required to pay costly fines, attend a driving safety class, or even serve jail time for more extreme or repeated violations.
W. Bartlett Barnwell, Attorney at Law, has more than 25 years of experience as an attorney in criminal and civil courts throughout northwest Georgia. He has handled traffic cases for both individual motorists and those with commercial driver’s licenses, so he is well-equipped to evaluate the circumstances of your alleged infraction and fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
As a commercial driver, you have too much riding on retaining your CDL to take a chance representing yourself in a traffic violation case. Our attorney prices his services fairly, and his representation could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in court costs and fines, not to mention protecting your ability to make a living.
Can Hiring A Defense Attorney Help My Traffic Case?
Regardless of your charge, there are many ways in which Mr. Barnwell can assist you in defending yourself. We know the local courts and understand how a judge may view your infraction. We can explain your charge and its consequences, and we can direct you to the proper location to file any needed paperwork to challenge your charge. In some cases, we may be able to represent you without your needing to be present, saving you time away from work and family. Finally, we can engage with the officer who wrote your ticket and the prosecutor, and we can often reduce your charge to a nonreportable offense if we cannot get it dismissed entirely.
Some of the traffic violations we have successfully handled for Georgia commercial driving clients include:
- Lane violations, including third-lane violations
- Improper lane changes
- Speeding tickets
- Improper backing of your truck
- Logbook errors or omissions
- Handheld mobile device violations
- DUI/DWI and reckless driving
In addition to our work with commercial drivers, we work with motorists with noncommercial licenses. If your violation has led to the suspension of your driving privileges, our attorney can help you apply for a hardship license, which will allow you to drive to work or school.
Call For Comprehensive Legal Representation
Your driving record and your career as a professional driver are too precious to mar with a traffic violation. Call our office in Dalton at 706-770-6459 or set up a consultation by using our online contact form.