Ethically Handling Commercial Drivers in Criminal & Traffic Courts

Course Description:

Every year, over half a million crashes on American highways involve commercial motor vehicles. These crashes result in enough fatalities to wipe out the entire population of more than any one of half of America’s towns. Many involve repeat violators, some of whom would not have been on the road if Federal and state CDL/CMV laws were properly and ethically enforced.

Judges who handle cases involving commercial driver’s licenses and commercial motor vehicles are often unaware of Federal regulations and state laws that require courts to treat commercial drivers differently than noncommercial drivers, even when a traffic violation has been committed in a personal or family vehicle.

This subject is one all judges must understand. Most misdemeanor and felony court judges don’t realize these laws may apply to cases where no traffic violation is even alleged. Many high-volume traffic courts are unaware of the need to establish special procedures for the handling of CDL/CMV cases.

Course Objectives:
After this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify applicable Federal and state CDL/CMV laws;
• Determine what constitutes “masking”;
• Discover the unique definition of a “conviction” under CDL/CMV laws;
• Recognize the legal, financial and social consequences of failures to enforce CDL/CMV laws;
• Detect the ethical implications of mishandling CDL/CMV cases;
• Apply recent expungement laws to holders of commercial driver licenses; and
• Develop ethical and efficient procedures for the handling of CDL/CMV cases in your court.

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Massachusetts1/23/2019
Michigan2/13/2019
New Hampshire2/27/2019
New Jersey3/13/2019
New York3/27/2019
North Carolina4/10/2019
Ohio4/24/2019
Pennsylvania5/8/2019
Rhode Island5/22/2019
South Carolina6/12/2019
Vermont6/26/2019
Virginia7/10/2019
West Virginia7/24/2019
Washington, DC8/14/2019
Kentucky8/28/2019
Louisiana9/11/2019
Minnesota9/25/2019
Mississippi10/9/2019
Missouri10/23/2019
Nebraska11/13/2019
Oklahoma12/11/2019
South Dakota1/8/2020
Tennessee1/22/2020
Texas2/12/2020
Wisconsin2/26/2020
Alaska3/11/2020
Hawaii3/25/2020
Connecticut4/8/2020
Colorado4/8/2020
Delaware4/22/2020
Idaho4/22/2020
Florida5/13/2020
Montana5/13/2020
Georgia5/27/2020
New Mexico5/27/2020
Indiana6/10/2020
North Dakota6/10/2020
Maine6/24/2020
Utah6/24/2020
Maryland7/8/2020
Wyoming7/8/2020
Alabama7/22/2020
Arizona7/22/2020
Arkansas8/12/2020
California8/12/2020
Illinois8/26/2020
Nevada8/26/2020
Iowa9/9/2020
Oregon9/9/2020
Kansas9/23/2020
Washington9/23/2020