Improper handling of traffic offenses can result in the loss of tens of thousands of dollars for large trucking businesses. It is imperative to seek legal counsel the moment you become aware of a violation. Some seemingly simple traffic violations carry fines that can reach in the tens of thousands of dollars and can result in the creation of a criminal record for the driver. If you work for a trucking company and have been accused of committing a traffic offense, do not hesitate to get in touch with a knowledgeable lawyer such as David Gervais.
Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) matters
Attorney David Gervais has represented a large Canadian trucking company for several years, most recently when it faced two U.S. DOT violations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) assessed a civil penalty of $12,220 as a result of the client’s failure to conduct mandatory drug testing of its driver following an accident in Wyoming which resulted in personal injury to a motorcyclist. Unable to negotiate a satisfactory deal with the FMCSA’s attorney, attorney Gervais, along with his client, opted for the binding arbitration process which took place in Washington, D.C. As a result, the Judge/Arbitrator reduced the fine to $2700. Consulting with Attorney David Gervais resulted in not only saving thousands of dollars but also helped to preserve the company’s excellent safety record.
Cross-border consequences of a traffic infraction conviction
Many drivers are unaware that pleading guilty to some traffic infractions in New York can have serious repercussions on their driver’s license in their home state or province. For example, Ontario, Quebec, New York and Vermont have signed an agreement which allows for the sharing of information concerning drivers form these states and provinces. As a result, a Quebec driver who pleads guilty to a speeding offense in New York will see points assessed against his license in Quebec as well. It is therefore important to know ahead of time what the possible exposure is before you enter a plea. Attorney David Gervais is experienced in this area and can counsel you in order to avoid or minimize negative consequences to your license in your home state or province.
The Law Office of David Gervais: A Trustworthy Resource for Traffic Matters
Seemingly simple traffic infractions can leave you vulnerable to extensive fines, the loss of your license in your home state or province, and in some cases, high-stakes federal courtroom proceedings. However, with David Gervais’ help, it may be possible to avoid the severe penalties associated with these and other traffic offenses.