When a person is convicted of a criminal offense, they may face fines, probation, or time in jail or prison. Some criminal convictions, particularly those for DUI or other traffic offenses, can also affect a person’s driver’s license. When a defendant holds a commercial driver’s license, the issues become even more complicated. The December 2014 TSRP Traffic Tuesday webinar discussed the challenges of state compliance with anti-masking regulations. It included a brief explanation of those regulations and how they are generally adopted. If your state allows expungement of DUI convictions, for instance, how does this apply to CDL holders and masking prohibitions? Is your state compliant with all mandatory CDL disqualifications, even in cases that don’t involve driving offenses? Prosecutors in particular should watch this webinar to ensure that they are compliant with all applicable federal regulations when dealing with a defendant who holds a CDL.
Title: Unmasking CDL Convictions
Date: December 9, 2014
- Kristen Shea, Senior Attorney, National Traffic Law Center