Mojave Log Book Violation Attorney 661-243-1084
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Log Book violations in Mojave California can be very serious and
have detrimental affects on your driving record. We have been
fighting log book tickets for truck drivers or commercial license
holders for over 25 years.
If you received a citation for over hours or not keeping up your log
book in Kern County by the CHP, we can help.
We can go to Court for you in most cases and seek to dismiss or
reduce these tickets.
CA Vehicle Code § 34501.4. Presumption of exceeding hours
of service limitations based on logbooks
Any driver subject to the hours of service limitations and logbook
requirements of this division, who is unable to produce upon
request of a representative of the department any driver's logbook
or is only able to produce an incomplete driver's log book for the
prior 24–hour period, is rebuttably presumed to be in violation of
the hours of service limitations in Sections 34501 and 34501.2.
Despite the tough laws in the area, Mojave Log Book violation
attorney Matt Ruff and Alex Griggs has successfully defended
more of these violations than any other lawyer in Kern County. He
understands that the consequences of one of these tickets on your
record can result in the loss of your employment. Therefore, he
fights and wins these citations in Court.
§ 34501.2. Regulations; Required provisions
(a) The regulations adopted under Section 34501 for vehicles
engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce shall establish hours–
of–service regulations for drivers of those vehicles that are
consistent with the hours–of–service regulations adopted by the
United States Department of Transportation in Part 395 of Title 49
of the Code of Federal Regulations, as those regulations now exist
or are hereafter amended.
(b) The regulations adopted under Section 34501 for vehicles
engaged in intrastate commerce that are not transporting
hazardous substances or hazardous waste, as those terms are
defined by regulations in Section 171.8 of Title 49 of the Code of
Federal Regulations, as those regulations now exist or are
hereafter amended, shall have the following exceptions:
(1) The maximum driving time within a work period shall be 12
hours for a driver of a truck or truck tractor, except for a driver of a
tank vehicle with a capacity of more than 500 gallons transporting
flammable liquid, who shall not drive for more than 10 hours within a
(2) No motor carrier shall permit or require a driver to drive, nor
shall any driver drive, for any period after having been on duty for
80 hours in any consecutive eight days.
(3) A driver employed by an electrical corporation, as defined in
Section 218 of the Public Utilities Code, a gas corporation, as
defined in Section 222 of that code, a telephone corporation, as
defined in Section 234 of that code, a water corporation, as defined
in Section 241 of that code, or a public water district as defined in
Section 20200 of the Water Code, may be permitted or required to
drive more than the number of hours specified in subdivision (a)
while operating a public utility or public water district vehicle during
the emergency restoration of service.
(4) Any other exceptions applicable to drivers assigned to
governmental fire suppression and prevention, as determined by
(5) A driver employed by a law enforcement agency, as defined in
Section 390.3(f)(2) of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations,
as that section now exists or is hereafter amended, during an
emergency or to restore the public peace.
(c) The regulations adopted under Section 34501 for vehicles
engaged in the transportation of farm products in intrastate
commerce shall include all of the following provisions:
(1) A driver employed by an agricultural carrier, including a carrier
holding a seasonal permit, or by a private carrier, when
transporting farm products from the field to the first point of
processing or packing, shall not drive for any period after having
been on duty 16 hours or more following eight consecutive hours off
duty and shall not drive for any period after having been on duty for
112 hours in any consecutive eight–day period, except that a driver
transporting special situation farm products from the field to the
first point of processing or packing, or transporting livestock from
pasture to pasture, may be permitted, during one period of not
more than 28 consecutive days or a combination of two periods
totaling not more than 28 days in a calendar year, to drive for not
more than 12 hours during any workday of not more than 16 hours.
A driver who thereby exceeds the driving time limits specified in
paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) shall maintain a driver's record of
duty status, and shall keep a duplicate copy in his or her
possession when driving a vehicle subject to this chapter. These
records shall be presented immediately upon request by any
authorized employee of the department, or any police officer or
(2) Upon the request of the Director of Food and Agriculture, the
commissioner may, for good cause, temporarily waive the
maximum on–duty time limits applicable to any eight–day period
when an emergency exists due to inclement weather, natural
disaster, or an adverse economic condition that threatens to disrupt
the orderly movement of farm products during harvest for the
duration of the emergency. For purposes of this paragraph, an
emergency does not include a strike or labor dispute.
(3) For purposes of this subdivision, the following terms have the
(A) “Farm products” means every agricultural, horticultural,
viticultural, or vegetable product of the soil, honey and beeswax,
oilseeds, poultry, livestock, milk, or timber.
(B) “First point of processing or packing” means a location where
farm products are dried, canned, extracted, fermented, distilled,
frozen, ginned, eviscerated, pasteurized, packed, packaged,
bottled, conditioned, or otherwise manufactured, processed, or
preserved for distribution in wholesale or retail markets.
(C) “Special situation farm products” means fruit, tomatoes, sugar
beets, grains, wine grapes, grape concentrate, cotton, or nuts.
We represent all drivers for log book violations, we can go to Court
for you to keep the points off your driving record. As local
Lawyers, we can negotiate the best possible disposition to save
your job and your drivers license and can also clear any failure to
appear in kern county court.