August 21,2024: Mastering Masking: Legal and Ethical Consequences of Plea Negotiations Involving Commercial Driver’s Licenses


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

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 open to traffic safety stakeholders which includes but is not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement, clerks, judges and driver’s license agencies.  Attendees will be reimbursed for travel and expenses based on eligibility. *

*Pursuant to guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), NDAA’s National Traffic Law Center reserves the right to restrict attendance at its events to ensure the delivery of training and technical assistance consistent with the core purpose of the grant which is to facilitate the proper adjudication and reporting of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) violations. If you have any questions, 

If you have any questions, please contact the CDL Team.

Course Location

Charlotte, NC 

 Charlotte, NC, Near SouthPark Mall | Charlotte Marriott SouthPark


The cost is FREE to attend, and expenses are reimbursable.

Once you register for the course, you will receive an email regarding travel and lodging information.

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.

Additional Questions?

Contact the National Traffic Law Center team.

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.

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Marriott Southpark

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Anticipated CLE credits 5.25

More information to come.


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5.25 CLE credits  |  Certificate available
5.25 CLE credits  |  Certificate available