Houston, TX asked in Traffic Tickets for Texas

Q: i am 17 and got a citations for failure to yield right of way and violate cdl restrictions

txtrc 521.221 and citation txtrc 545.151

So I have to pay the ticket or can I do defensive driving course ?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Grant St Julian III

  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you have a Commercial Driver's License, you cannot take a defensive driving class to avoid a conviction on a moving violation. Call an attorney in the county where the tickets are pending to see what can be done. Good luck.

Roxann Pais Cotroneo

  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in Texas

A: In Texasm CDL drivers are not eligible to take a deferred adjudication or a defensive driving course. You will need to hire an attorney to protect your procedural due process rights. Here is a link about CDL disqualifications: https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/CommercialMVdisqualifications.htm

Here is another link to help you learn more about the Texas Drivers Responsibility Program because a conviction will appear on your driving record: https://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/DL-103.pdf

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