Mastering Masking: Legal and Ethical Consequences of Plea Negotiations Involving Commercial Driver’s Licenses

September 15, 2022

Federal and most State law prohibits the “Masking” of convictions. Misconceptions continue to persist surrounding this statute’s mandate requiring the reporting of CDL/CMV violations and convictions and prosecutors’ discretion to negotiate these cases. Attendees will appreciate how the enforcement of this and other regulations combine to reduce injury and death by keeping unsafe commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders off the roads and assuring that each driver has one driver’s license and one complete driver’s record.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Federal definition of “Masking,” “Conviction” and “Disqualification” pursuant to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  •  Learn about the ethical consequences of Masking
  • Explore various techniques and skills to educate other professionals on Masking
This course is free and attendees may be reimbursed for expenses. Contact Senior Attorney Jim Camp or Senior Project Coordinator Courtney Jan for details.


Anticipated CLE credits will be 4.75 hours including 1.00 hours of ethics.

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in Nevada based on state requirements and guidelines. All other attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. At the conclusion of the course and after completion of the electronic evaluation survey, all attendees will receive a uniform continuing education certificate that they may use to report their continuing education hours to their state bar or reporting agency. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to Senior Project Coordinator, Courtney Jan at

Silver Legacy Resort Casino
407 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
(800) 687-8733

A rooming list will be provided to the hotel. Individual hotel reservations not required. Reservations will be made before August 24, 2022. If you have questions regarding the hotel, please contact Courtney Jan via email at


The cost is FREE to attend and expenses are reimbursable.

Pursuant to the Federal Travel Regulations only “out of town” (your home or workplace must be over 50 miles from the conference site) attendees are eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses. If you are 49.9 miles away, you will NOT be reimbursed for any of your expenses.

NDAA will provide up to one night lodging at the conference hotel if your home or workplace is over 50 miles from the conference site. This includes the room rate and all applicable taxes. At check in you will be required to give a credit card for incidentals. You will not be charged unless you incur incidental charges.

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-0464-21-01-00. 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.

Particular points of view, opinions or legal interpretations expressed throughout this event are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position, polices or opinions of the National District Attorneys Association or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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