On-Demand Learning: Not Just Traffic – Felony Convictions and the Impact on a Commercial Driver’s License

On Demand Webinar

Commercial Driver License holders have the privilege of operating 80,000 pound vehicles, and with that privilege comes greater training, licensing expectations and responsibility.  This training will focus on the consequences of a conviction, specifically a felony conviction, on a CDL holder’s driving record and how a complete driving record fulfills the “One Driver-One License-One Record” concept. It’s important to realize that if the defendant is charged with a felony and holds a CDL, there may be important consequences to his or her CDL, including disqualification of the license.  The training will also explain the role of law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, clerks and State Driver License Agencies in adjudicating a felony case with a CDL holder as a defendant, and the importance of ensuring the defendant’s CDL status and other pertinent vehicle information are documented at every stage of the case.  All traffic safety professionals, from roadside to record, need to work together to ensure that all convictions, including felony convictions, are recorded on the defendant’s driving record, ensuring that this record is complete and accurate, and thus adhering to federal and state law.


Bella Truong
Staff Attorney, NTLC
National District Attorneys Association

BELLA TRUONG is a Staff Attorney in the National District Attorneys Association’s National Traffic Law Center. Her work involves matters relating to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Bella has over 12 years of multifaceted legal experience prior to joining NDAA, the majority of which she served as a prosecutor in both the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office (Fayetteville, NC) and the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (Tacoma, WA). Early in her career, she focused on impaired driving cases for many years as well as other traffic related cases.

During her time as a prosecutor, Bella had a primary focus on prosecuting violent crimes and crimes involving special victims. She was the lead prosecutor for human trafficking cases and provided training and guidance for multidisciplinary teams, including training FBI agents on local laws dealing with human trafficking. In addition to her career experience as an attorney, Bella is a veteran of the United States Army, serving as a military intelligence officer leading teams of analysts and deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Bella is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Kansas School of Law.


Attendees may self-submit this course for CLE approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information. NDAA will provide supporting material for CLE application upon request.  General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to cle@nationaljustice.org.

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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.

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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