Anti-masking: What Cops, Prosecutors, the Courts, and the Bureaus of Motor Vehicles need to know about commercial motor vehicle charges


“The State must not mask, defer imposition of judgment, or allow an individual to enter into a diversion program that would prevent a CDL driver’s conviction for any violation, in any type of motor vehicle . . . .”  49 C.F.R. § 384.226. 

The provision goes on, but you get the point for now.  “Masking” is a problem throughout the country and doing it is against the law.  While a violation won’t send you to jail, it could have extreme consequences for your state. 

Masking can occur at any level of the criminal or administrative justice process: from the traffic stop through prosecution and even when it comes to abstracts of convictions from the court system or the bureau of motor vehicle’s handling of those abstracts.

This training is intended to teach you about masking and how to prevent it.

This training will also be broadcast through Zoom

About the Instructor: Jim Camp

Jim Camp is a Senior Attorney with the National Traffic Law Center, focusing on Commercial Driver’s License related topics. 

A nationally recognized authority on traffic safety, trial advocacy, law enforcement and prosecution issues, he is an in demand motivational and subject matter expert speaker. Jim served 17 years as Elected District Attorney in Wisconsin, and 9 years as Assistant District Attorney General and Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor in Tennessee, with more than 33 years of experience as a trial lawyer.

Mr. Camp has educated and provided authoritative advice to and for law enforcement, staff and command, prosecutors, legislators, committees, boards, traffic safety partners and private industry nationally. He has authored numerous articles on impaired driving and trial advocacy, and over twenty-four thousand have heard him speak.