California Vehicle Code Section 35551 places restrictions on the total gross weight of a vehicle and its load. These restrictions typically fall between 34,000 to 80,000 pounds. Whether you own a trucking company or you are an owner-operator, you may be responsible for an overweight violation even if you were not involved in the loading of the vehicle.
Penalties for overweight violations in California can be costly. County and local penalties may be added to the base fine, and one ticket can quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars. In some cases, the violation will be considered a misdemeanor and referred to the local district attorney’s office for prosecution. Points can be added to the driver’s DMV records, resulting in the possible suspension of a commercial license and increased insurance costs.
The experienced attorneys at Chauvel & Glatt have saved our clients thousands of dollars in fines by fighting overweight violations. We will work to resolve your situation quickly without a court hearing and we will aggressively defend you in court if necessary.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you fight your overweight vehicle citation.