It's easy to run afoul of laws governing how much weight a truck can carry on Arizona roads. If you have been cited for driving an overweight truck, you can face serious consequences, including loss of your commercial driver's license.
At The Law Office of Karl A. Mueller, PLC, we are here to minimize the consequences of driving an overweight truck and other commercial driving offenses in Arizona. Attorney Karl Mueller has extensive experience working with prosecutors in the Phoenix metropolitan area to help you and your employer obtain the best possible outcome. We represent truck drivers in Gilbert, Chandler, Apache Junction and throughout the East Valley. Call 602-730-7857 for a free initial consultation.
Avoiding Serious Consequences
Many truck drivers are cited for overweight truck violation when they drive on an alternate route that has a different weight restriction than their planned route. Truck drivers may also feel pressure from their employers to carry heavier loads than the roads allow.
Unfortunately, the consequences for a simple mistake can be very high in Arizona. Driving an overweight truck in Arizona is a misdemeanor, which means it is a criminal rather than a civil offense. The consequences you face can be very serious, including:
- Significant fines
- Points on your driving record
- Higher insurance rates
- Possible jail time
- A permanent criminal record
- Suspension or revocation of your commercial driver's license
- Loss of employment
Trucking companies can hold drivers accountable for weight violations, even if they committed the violation to make a delivery on time. To protect your livelihood, contact an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible. Whenever possible, we will handle all aspects of your case by phone and email, so you will not have to return to the area.
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