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Any commercial driver who receives a ticket in New York should be aware that, regardless of the number of points currently on your record or the number of offenses in your driving history, it is always possible that you could lose your CDL. Whether or not you lose your license will depend on the severity of the charge against you. Typically, if you are convicted of speeding more than 15 mph over the speed limit, it will be considered a serious violation and will be recorded on your record that way. Two serious violations within a 3-year period will result in a 60-day suspension of your license. Additionally, your employer has a legal right to fire you over a traffic violation. The outcome will depend on the company’s policies and your good standing with company officials and other factors, but law requires commercial drivers to report any traffic violations to their employer within 30 days. However, you are not required to report it until you have been convicted or plead guilty. Be aware that the simple act of paying the ticket is considered a plea of guilty, and that’s why it’s important that you speak with a legal representative who knows and understands trucker law and can help you defend your driving record in court. Having a knowledgeable, experienced legal professional on your side can help the process move quicker and keep points off of your record.