The Busch Firm has years of experience representing commercial drivers, independent truckers and trucking firms. We have represented out of state truck drivers traveling through Michigan and its busy commercial interstate highways. We provide aggressive and competent defense of commercial drivers for trucking violations. Commercial drivers face more severe penalties for some offenses than ordinary drivers violating the Michigan traffic code. This is especially true for OWI, Drunk Driving, Impaired Driving, and Operating with the Presence of Drugs.
Due to the strategic location of our home office in Genesee County we are at the crossroads of two major interstate corridors, I-75 and I-69. Many drivers are targeted by the Michigan State Police with specialized police patrols manned with motor carrier officers. These specialized police officers target activity on our Michigan’s commercial corridors.
The Busch Firm’s experience includes handling the following major types of commercial driving and trucking tickets:
- DRUNK DRIVING
- IMPAIRED DRIVING
- OPERATING WITH THE PRESENCE OF DRUGS
- DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT
- LOADING VIOLATIONS
- LOGBOOK VIOLATIONS
- LANE VIOLATIONS
For a commercial driver the stakes are very high for traffic ticket violations. In some cases the offenses result in long suspensions of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). For a CDL holder a traffic ticket even when not driving a commercial vehicle can result in suspensions and strong consequences against the right to drive commercially. If a CDL is suspended or a driver receives a traffic ticket the present or future employers may terminate employment or not hire a person with a history of traffic violations and points on their driving records. This is why it is crucial to hire competent and experienced traffic lawyers who can help to minimize or defeat such tickets.
Michigan has tough sanctions for commercial drivers. Points and violations remain on the Secretary of State Master Driving Record for 10 years. Multiple violations by a commercial driver with a CDL can result in suspension by the Michigan Secretary of State of a CDL even though the driver may still have a regular driver’s license.