Commercial Driver License holders have the privilege of operating 80,000-pound vehicles, and with that privilege comes greater training, licensing expectations and responsibility. Explore the serious implications of DUI offenses for commercial drivers, including the potential licensing consequences and the complex issue of masking charges. Delve into the legal, professional, and ethical aspects surrounding this critical topic, raising awareness, and promoting responsible driving practices in the commercial sector. All traffic safety professionals, from roadside to record, need to work together to ensure that all convictions, especially impaired driving convictions, are not masked and are recorded on the defendant’s driving record, ensuring that this record is complete and accurate, and thus adhering to federal and state law.
Senior Attorney, NTLC
National District Attorneys Association
Jim Camp is a Senior Attorney with the National Traffic Law Center, focusing on Commercial Driver’s License related topics. A nationally recognized authority on traffic safety, CDL Masking, trial advocacy, law enforcement and prosecution issues, he is an in demand motivational and subject matter expert speaker having practiced law for more than 40 years most of it as a trial lawyer. Born and raised in East Central Wisconsin, Jim was elected to 9 terms as District Attorney there, and 9 years as Assistant District Attorney General and Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor in Tennessee. While TSRP in Tennessee Jim’s office was at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center where he taught in-service and cadet school classes and acted as a liaison with the Highway Patrol. He was also one of the charter founders and instructors of the Tennessee District Attorney General’s Trial Advocacy School held yearly at the University of Memphis Law School. Jim has authored numerous articles on impaired driving, CDL masking and trial advocacy. Over twenty-five thousand have heard him speak. Jim is a recipient of the Tennessee Governors Highway Safety Office Lifesavers Award, the Tennessee District Attorney Generals Conference President’s Award, and the Kevin E. Quinlan National Excellence in Traffic Safety Award. He is past board member of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, past board member and state president of the Tennessee Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Board of Directors and is currently a member of the MADD National Law Enforcement Committee. He resides outside of Nashville, TN, is a lifelong drummer, enthusiastic guitar picker, a member of the Tenth Legion, proud father of two and is the world’s greatest grandpa to his four grandchildren.
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The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) created this event through financial support and assistance from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), under grant number FM-CDL-0506-22-01-00. NDAA is not part of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), or the FMCSA. Therefore, NDAA does not represent the official position or policies of the FMCSA, the U.S. DOT, or the U.S. government.
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