Every year, over half a million crashes on American highways involve commercial motor vehicles. These crashes result in enough fatalities to wipe out the entire population of more than any one of half of America’s towns. Many involve repeat violators, some of whom would not have been on the road if Federal and state CDL/CMV laws were properly and ethically enforced.

Judges who handle cases involving commercial driver’s licenses and commercial motor vehicles are often unaware of Federal regulations and state laws that require courts to treat commercial drivers differently than noncommercial drivers, even when a traffic violation has been committed in a personal or family vehicle.

This subject is one all judges must understand. Most misdemeanor and felony court judges don’t realize these laws may apply to cases where no traffic violation is even alleged. Many high-volume traffic courts are unaware of the need to establish special procedures for the handling of CDL/CMV cases.

After this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify applicable Federal and state CDL/CMV laws;
• Determine what constitutes “masking”;
• Discover the unique definition of a “conviction” under CDL/CMV laws;
• Recognize the legal, financial and social consequences of failures to enforce CDL/CMV laws;
• Detect the ethical implications of mishandling CDL/CMV cases;
• Apply recent expungement laws to holders of commercial driver licenses; and
• Develop ethical and efficient procedures for the handling of CDL/CMV cases in your court.

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Massachusetts 4/17/2019
Michigan 2/13/2019
New Hampshire 2/27/2019
New Jersey 3/13/2019 4/3/2019
New York 3/27/2019
North Carolina 10/02/2019
Ohio 4/24/2019
Pennsylvania 5/8/2019
Rhode Island 5/22/2019
South Carolina 6/12/2019
Vermont 6/26/2019
Virginia 7/10/2019
West Virginia 7/24/2019
Washington, DC 8/14/2019
Kentucky 8/28/2019
Louisiana 9/11/2019
Minnesota 9/25/2019
Mississippi 10/9/2019
Missouri 10/23/2019
Nebraska 11/13/2019
Oklahoma 12/11/2019
South Dakota 1/8/2020
Tennessee 1/22/2020
Texas 2/12/2020
Wisconsin 2/26/2020
Alaska 3/11/2020
Hawaii 3/25/2020
Connecticut 4/8/2020
Colorado 4/8/2020
Delaware 4/22/2020
Idaho 4/22/2020
Florida 5/13/2020
Montana 5/13/2020
Georgia 5/27/2020
New Mexico 5/27/2020
Indiana 6/10/2020
North Dakota 6/10/2020
Maine 6/24/2020
Utah 6/24/2020
Maryland 7/8/2020
Wyoming 7/8/2020
Alabama 7/22/2020
Arizona 7/22/2020
Arkansas 8/12/2020
California 8/12/2020
Illinois 8/26/2020
Nevada 8/26/2020
Iowa 9/9/2020
Oregon 9/9/2020
Kansas 9/23/2020
Washington 9/23/2020