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Woodbridge Driving While Suspended Lawyer
There are many reasons why someone can be charged with driving while suspended in Woodbridge New Jersey. Whether its an accumulation of motor vehicle points, a court ordered suspension, failure to pay surcharges, or another reason, a ticket for driving while suspended results in serious penalties. If you or a loved one was stopped and issued a summons in Woodbridge Township for driving with a suspended license, a lawyer at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall is exceptionally equipped to defend you. We are former prosecutors in over 25 municipalities and a team with 100 plus years of experience. To speak to one of the attorneys on our staff immediately, call our Woodbridge Office at 732-634-0700.
Driving While Suspended Offense in Woodbridge Township NJ
Your Woodbridge driving while suspended offense arises out of N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 (“Driving when license refused, suspended, revoked or prohibited; motor vehicle license revoked; punishment”). This statute provides, in pertinent part, that:
No person to whom a driver’s license has been refused or whose driver’s license or reciprocity privilege has been suspended or revoked, or who has been prohibited from obtaining a driver’s license, shall personally operate a motor vehicle during the period of refusal, suspension, revocation, or prohibition.
No person whose motor vehicle registration has been revoked shall operate or permit the operation of such motor vehicle during the period of such revocation.
Except as provided in subsections i. and j. of this section, a person violating this section shall be subject to the following penalties:
a. Upon conviction for a first offense, a fine of $ 500.00 and, if that offense involves the operation of a motor vehicle during a period when the violator’s driver’s license is suspended for a violation of NJSA 39:4-50 or section 2 of P.L.1981, c.512 (NJSA 39:4-50.4a), revocation of the violator’s motor vehicle registration privilege in accordance with the provisions of sections 2 through 6 of P.L.1995, c.286;
b. Upon conviction for a second offense, a fine of $ 750.00, imprisonment in the county jail for at least one but not more than five days and, if the second offense involves the operation of a motor vehicle during a period when the violator’s driver’s license is suspended and that second offense occurs within five years of a conviction for that same offense, revocation of the violator’s motor vehicle registration privilege in accordance with the provisions of sections 2 through 6 of P.L.1995, c.286;
c. Upon conviction for a third offense or subsequent offense, a fine of $ 1,000.00 and imprisonment in the county jail for 10 days. If the third or a subsequent offense involves the operation of a motor vehicle during a period when the violator’s driver’s license is suspended and the third or subsequent offense occurs within five years of a conviction for the same offense, revocation of the violator’s motor vehicle registration privilege in accordance with the provisions of sections 2 through 6 of P.L.1995, c.286;
d. Upon conviction, the court shall impose or extend a period of suspension not to exceed six months;
e. Upon conviction, the court shall impose a period of imprisonment for not less than 45 days or more than 180 days, if while operating a vehicle in violation of this section a person is involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury to another person.
Penalties for Driving with a Suspended License in New Jersey
For a first offense of driving while suspended in Woodbridge, the fine is $500 and the offender faces up to six (6) months additional license suspension. For a second offense, the fine is $750, the license suspension is up to six (6) months, and the individual must serve between one (1) and (5) days in the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center. Finally, a conviction in Woodbridge Municipal Court for a third offense of driving while suspended results in a $1000 fine, a license suspension of six (6) months, and the offender must serve ten (10) days in prison. These penalties are enhanced if the suspension was for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident involving personal injury to another.
Driving While Suspended Attorneys in Woodbridge Township
Almost 30,000 tickets for moving traffic violations were issued last year (2015-16) by members of the Woodbridge Police Department and State Police patrolling the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike. Many of these tickets were for driving while suspended. If you find yourself facing a summons under 39:3-40, our attorneys possess the know-how to competently represent you. A lawyer is available now at 732-634-0700.