CDL Holders (NY or NJ) Plan
LegalShield Commercial Drivers License Holders Plan for an Individual and Spouse. Charges are recurring and are billed MONTHLY. You can cancel your membership at any time.
For residents of New York or New Jersey State ONLY.
Every CDL holder deserves legal protection. And now, with LegalShield, CDL holders can access it. No matter how traumatic. No matter how trivial. Whatever your situation is, we are here to help, both on and off the road. Welcome to total peace of mind. Welcome to LegalShield.
Total Access. Total Freedom.
• Established in 1972
• 2.1 million requests for legal assistance last year
• 1.4 million memberships across the USA and 4 provinces in Canada
• Proprietary system of provider law firms covering 49 states and Canada
Tragic Accident Representation
If you or your spouse is charged with a criminal act because of a serious traffic accident, a Commercial Drivers Legal Plan attorney will defend you in the court of original jurisdiction for the following charges:
- Involuntary manslaughter
- Vehicular homicide
- Negligent homicide
Appeals are not covered.
You and your spouse have 2.5 hours of legal help from a Commercial Drivers Legal Plan attorney in each of the following situations
- You are denied a driver’s license.
- Your driver’s license is cancelled, suspended, or revoked by the Department of Public Safety or Department of Motor Vehicles where a right to appeal is provided to you by statute.
- Assistance is needed to reinstate or maintain a driver’s license because of job-related or medical reasons.
- Defense of non criminal moving violations in the court of original jurisdiction.
- Defense by an attorney located through your Commercial Drivers Legal Plan Provider Law Firm.
- The attorney appointed for you is usually located in the area where you received the ticket.
DOT and Non-Moving Violations
You and your spouse are entitled to defense of non-criminal citations issued in your motor vehicle including:
- Load spill
- No placard
- No medical card
- Hazardous material
- No motor carrier authority
- Expired inspection sticker
Additional Information & Exclusions:
Benefits are available on the eleventh (11th) day after the date of enrollment.Matters occuring before the 11th day will be considered pre-existing conditions.
All benefits are subject to the following conditions and exclusions: Any fines, court costs, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds, and any out-of-pocket expenses are at the member’s expense. Preexisting conditions, charges of DUI/DWI related matters, drug-related matters, hit-and-run related charges, leaving the scene of an accident, and unmeritorious cases are excluded. Also excluded are acts or omissions performed in the commission of any crime under any municipal, state, or federal statute, except as otherwise specifically provided for and covered within the contract.
Moving and Point Violation Representation: Representation provided in the court of original jurisdiction. Representation provided for you and your spouse if you are properly licensed, insured, and are operating a motor vehicle with the express consent and permission of the owner of the vehicle. In order to receive legal services under this benefit, you must call your Provider Law Firm by phone within three (3) business days of receiving the citation.
Personal Injury and Property Damage Assistance: Driver’s license and personal injury assistance are limited to two and one-half (2-1/2) hours of lawyer time per claim and do not include the filing of a lawsuit and exclude personal injury and property claims that exceed $2,000. Applies to claims arising as a result of driving, riding in, or being struck by any motor vehicle.
Preferred Member Discount: Depending on your legal needs, a retainer may be required by your Provider Law Firm prior to services being rendered under this discount. Your Provider Law Firm is responsible for determining the amount of the retainer and any other anticipated costs. Other costs you may incur include fines, court costs, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds, and any out-of-pocket expenses. These costs are your responsibility and are not included as part of membership benefits. Your Provider Law Firm cannot provide any legal services until payment of the retainer and other costs have been made. If you need representation in court, you must notify your Provider Law Firm at least five business days in advance so they may prepare for your case.
The information contained in this material is for illustrative purposes only and is not a contract. It is intended to provide a general overview of the coverage you have selected. Please consult the plan contract for actual terms, coverage, amounts, conditions, and exclusions.