Tag: record of duty status

NFG! Court Dismisses CDL Hours of Service Violation

The State cited our client for a log book violation discovered during a weigh scale inspection.   We defended the case on the merits, but also raised challenges to the DOT officer’s notarization of the complaint at the close of the state’s case. The trial court just issued a ruling on our motion for judgment of acquittal two months after trial.  Good things come to those who wait! The court dismissed the citation because of an improper notarization. That’s a NFG. 

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CDL False Report of Duty Status Dismissed at Trial

The CDL defense attorneys at GRL Law score another win for a client after charges were dismissed. Our driver was charged with false report of record of duty status.  The firm noted three possible defenses.  One in particular concerns how the complaint was verified.  I thought it would be a winner under these facts.   However, I didn’t even get a chance to raise it at trial.   The trooper was en route, but 30 minutes late, when the prosecutor moved to dismiss at the State’s cost. That never happens!  I met the trooper on the sidewalk outside the courthouse minutes later.  […]

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