Commercial License Defense for Traffic Violations
In South Metro Atlanta and Central Georgia
If you have a commercial driver's license (CDL), you are always "on duty" as far as the traffic laws of Georgia are concerned. Whether you are driving truck on the job or driving your own vehicle on your own time, the sanctions against your CDL are the same.
My name is Josh W. Thacker. I am an experienced criminal defense lawyer and a former prosecutor with 10 years of experience handling major and minor traffic offenses, from speeding tickets to drunk driving (DUI).
Your Driving Career May Be on the Line
I represent over-the-road truckers and other commercial drivers, whether you are a Georgia resident or from out of state. I will do everything possible to avoid CDL disqualification. Contact me today about your Georgia DUI or traffic ticket.
Monroe County Commercial Truck Drivers License Defense Attorney
I represent drivers of 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles who are tagged while driving truck in the South Metro area or the I-75 corridor of Central Georgia. More commonly, I represent CDL drivers who are on vacation or otherwise traveling through Georgia in their personal vehicles.
I handle all traffic citations and trucking-specific offenses, including:
- Speeding tickets
- Improper lane changes or passing
- Failure to stop at railroad crossings
- Other traffic violations (passing, tailgating, red lights, etc.)
- Driving under the influence (alcohol, drugs, prescription meds)
- Weight violations
- Equipment violations
- Logbook violations
Griffin CDL Defense Attorney Who Understands the Stakes
I realize that certain offenses would be a death knell for your driving career and that any speeding or traffic violations are magnified in regard to your CDL. I am familiar with the traffic laws of Georgia and the commercial transport regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and the range of penalties.
As a former Assistant District Attorney for six years, I know how law enforcement operates and how to challenge traffic stops. I also know how to work with local prosecutors to negotiate resolutions that limit the damage or even keep your citation from being reported back in your home state. In some cases, I can arrange to have the charges reduced or dismissed when the liability or fault is really on the part of the employer and not the driver.
I will fight license suspension and CDL disqualification. Call me at 678-619-4097 or contact me online to arrange a free initial consultation. I can commonly defend out-of-state clients entirely by phone, e-mail and fax.