Avoiding Serious Consequences
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. Attorney Karl Mueller has extensive experience working with prosecutors in the Phoenix metro. We can help you and your employer obtain the best possible outcome. Call 602-697-8761 for a free initial consultation.
What Are The Consequences Of Truck Weight Violation?
Many truck drivers are cited for overweight truck violations 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 high in Arizona.
Driving an overweight truck in Arizona is a misdemeanor, which means it is a criminal offense rather than a civil offense. The consequences you face can include:
- Significant fines
- Points on your driving record
- Higher insurance rates
- 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.
Protect Your Rights And Your Driver’s License
Whenever possible, we will handle all aspects of your case by phone and email, so you will not have to return to the area.
1760 E. Pecos Road, Suite 332 Gilbert, AZ 85295