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Truck Log Book Violations and Overweight Truck Violations

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Truck Log Book Violations and Overweight Truck Violations


Driving a truck in New York can be very difficult.  Once you enter our state, you are subject to a whole host of bizarre laws, rules, and regulations that may not exist in your home state.  Truck drivers must be vigilant to make sure they are in compliance with the Vehicle Traffic Law, Penal Law, Transportation Law, and Environmental Laws.  In recent years, this office has seen an increase in truckers being issued speeding tickets, overweight truck tickets, and log book violations.  Our attorneys understand that a conviction could result in you losing your job, license, and livelihood.  That is why we are dedicated to fight your tickets and keeping your license as clean as possible.  Send Us an E-mail

If you have been charged with any violation, call our lawyers today at (800) 893-9645 and ask for a confidential telephone consultation.

About Our Firm: our law firm has over twenty five years of legal experience.  Our defense team is lead by former prosecutor Joseph P. Villanueva.  In 2011, he was named one of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in New York State.  Having a former prosecutor can make the all difference.  Trust your precious case to the law firm with experience.  Call us now at (800) 893-9645.


Fighting Overweight Truck Violations

Finding out that your truck load has exceeded its maximum axle weight can be costly.  In some situations, the fines can be close to $5,000.00.   Hiring our firm can help limit your exposure to fines and penalties.  NYS VTL § 385(9) is the main enforcement statute regulating overweight trucks. 

New York Fine Schedule for Overweight Vehicles

Amount of Over Gross Vehicle Weight

Dollar Fine

Percentage over Maximum Axle Weight

Dollar Fine

1-2,000 lbs.

$ 50

0-5%

$ 100

2,001-3,000

75

5-10

200

3,001-4,000

100

10-15

350

4,001-5,000

200

15-20

600

5,001-6,000

300

20-25

1,000

6,001-7,000

400

25-30

1,600

7,001-8,000

500

>30

2,450

8,001-9,000

600

 

 

9,001-10,000

700

 

 

10,001-15,000

1,200

 

 

15,001-20,000

1,700

 

 

20,001-25,000

2,200

 

 

25,001-30,000

2,700

 

 

30,000

3,200

 

 

35,000

3,700

 

 

40,000

4,200

 

 

45,000

4,700

 

 

 

Fighting Log Book Violations

Keeping an accurate log book is paramount in the trucking industry.  Everyone knows how important it is to update the log as often as possible.  In New York, having a log book violation is a misdemeanor.  In other words, it is a crime for which you can have a permanent criminal record. 

The Transportation Law governs log book violations.  In particular, NYS TL § 212 is the main enforcement statute regulating Log Book Violations.  Contained therein and its related statutes are the provisions that make this violation a criminal act.

Your options are limited.  You can plead not guilty and fight your case by yourself, you can plead guilty and have a misdemeanor conviction, or you can hire an experienced law firm that has represented truckers throughout New York. 

Find Out How We Can Defend You by calling (800) 893-9645Send Us an E-mail

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