CDL Trucking Violations
If you are a CDL driver and are cited for on overweight violation, the fines can total thousands of dollars. Municipalities are permitted to set weight restrictions which are must be posted within 25 feet of the bridge or restricted highway. The law is entitled Restrictions on use of highways and bridges and the fines can be massive depending on the weight of the vehicle. A person cannot be found guilty of this offense unless the sign was posted as required in the direction of traffic that the driver was traveling.
The penalty for a conviction for this offense carries with it a fine, plus $150 for each 500 pounds over 3,000 pounds over the allowable limit. To give an example, a truck driver who is overweight by 20,000 pounds will owe a total of $5,250.00 in fines, plus court costs.
If you are cited for an overweight truck violation and given a ticket for Restrictions on use of highways and bridges, do NOT just pay the fine. You have 10 days to mail in your plea of Not Guilty and you will then be given a hearing date. Many local District Justices will permit us to appear in our clients’ place, so you may not even have to attend the hearing. On a large majority of our past cases, we have been successful in reducing the fine by hundreds and many times thousands of dollars saving the client substantially more money than he paid for our fee.Client Review– Overweight Case
CDL Traffic Ticket – Overweight Violation
Posted by Davon
I'm From New Jersey but I received a ticket in PA for going over a 3 ton bridge. I didn't know the weight limit of the bridge because I was trying to get to my location to make a delivery. I was way overweight and the fine for the ticket was $3,400.00. I was just calling around for lawyers and I talked to quite a few but they were giving me attitudes and way too expensive. I called Ellis and his receptionist was very professional and the lawyer was a great guy. Ellis is down to earth and he actually listened to my story I couldn't go to court because I couldn't get off work. Ellis went to court for me and got my fine reduced by $2,200.00! I ended up paying only about 1/3rd of the original fine, due to Ellis. I thank him so much for everything !! Great Guy!!