Suspended License

Reasons your license can be suspended:

  • Unpaid moving violations
  • Too many points on your license
  • DWI/DUI
  • Failure to pay child support
  • Failure to pay DMYV surcharges
  • Failure to pay license restoration fee
  • Failure to carry car insurance

Penalties

  • Up to 5 years imprisonment
  • Up to $2250 in fines and surcharges

When working on your defense for a suspended license case, it is important to take into account how your license was suspended and whether or not you knew it was suspended.

 

Driving without a License

If you are convicted of driving without a license, you can face up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. If you are an unlicensed driver – a juvenile or someone who has never been issued a license – there is a minimum of a $200 fine and you are not eligible for a New Jersey’s driver license for 6 months.

 

Driving Without Insurance

Penalties

  • Loss of license for one year
  • More than $1000 of fines
  • Community service

Defensive aspects of your case:

  • motor vehicle insurance canceled without your knowledge
  • an agent failed to forward your payment
  • driving someone else’s car
  • insured under a policy owned by another member of your household