You might be surprised to know, but under NY Transportation Law § 213 a trucker can be found guilty of a misdemeanor and sentenced up to 6 months in jail for a log book violation.
§ 213. Penalties; enforcement. Any person violating the provisions of this article or failing to keep or falsifying any records to be kept in compliance therewith, or any corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, partnership, person or any officer or agent thereof, who shall require or permit any person to violate the provisions of this article or to falsify any record to be kept in compliance therewith shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of two hundred dollars, or
by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both. It shall be the duty of the commissioner, all peace officers, acting pursuant to their special duties, and all police officers, and they are hereby authorized, empowered, and required to enforce the provisions of this article.
We understand that your CDL is your livelihood and that this log book violation could affect your CDL license.