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Driving While Suspended
East Brunswick NJ Driving While Suspended Lawyer
One of the most frequently encountered motor vehicle violations in East Brunswick and other towns in Middlesex County is driving while suspended. The number of individuals charged with this offense seems to increase every year with the growth in popularity of police scanners that monitor the license status of passing motorists. Irrespective of how you were stopped, our driving while suspended defense lawyers are ready to assist you. Our team includes several former municipal prosecutors that have handled thousands of N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 cases over the last several decades. A lawyer at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall with the skills to escape a license suspension, fines and jail is ready to defend your summons in North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Sayreville, Monroe or Carteret. Contact us anytime 24/7 for a free consultation. Lawyers are available immediately by calling our East Brunswick Office at 732-227-1200.
Driving While Suspended Offense in Middlesex County
When you consider that there are more than a handful of Middlesex County municipalities that issue over ten thousand moving traffic violations each year, including North Brunswick and Sayreville, you can imagine just how many driving while suspended cases are heard in municipal court. There many reasons for the increase in tickets including stiffer enforcement of motor vehicle laws, as well as additional administrative hurdles like surcharges and renewal fees to keeping your license in good standing. All of this leads to more and more individuals being stopped and arrested for driving while suspended in Middlesex County. Our lawyers have experience handling driving while suspended cases stemming from:
- Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle
- Driving Without Insurance
- Administrative Suspension (e.g. accumulation of 12 or more motor vehicle points)
- Reckless Driving
- Prior Conviction for Driving While Suspended
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Failure to Pay a Restoration Fee
Whether your suspension arose out of one of these or another reason, we know the most effective ways to avoid a conviction under 39:3-40. For example, your license cannot be suspended or revoked without procedural due process. There must be reasonable grounds, as well as adequate notice in writing of a proposed suspension, revocation, or disqualification. Failure on the part of a court or the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles to fulfill these obligations can result in nullification of a suspension and dismissal of a ticket/summons for driving while suspended or revoked. The lawyers at our firm utilize legal arguments like these to help our clients avoid a conviction in South Brunswick and elsewhere in the state.
Penalties If You Are Convicted of Driving While Suspended in Woodbridge
Woodbridge is unquestionably the busiest venue in Middlesex County for moving traffic violations. There were over 29,000 of these summonses issued during the year ending June 2016 with a significant portion being for driving while suspended. Those charged with this offense in Woodbridge Township were subject to the following penalties:
First Offense. A fine of $500 and an additional suspension of up to six months.
Second Offense. A fine of $750, additional suspension of up to six months, and up to five days in jail.
Third or Subsequent Offense. A fine of $1,000, additional suspension for up to six months and ten days in the county jail.
Driving While Suspended for DWI. Enhanced penalties apply when driving while suspended is for DWI. The is a fine ranging from $1,000 to $1,500, an additional driver’s license suspension of at least one year and up to thirty months and incarceration for 10-90 days.
Edison NJ Driving While Suspended Defense Attorney
The traffic volume in Edison NJ is extremely high and this may explain why its municipal court handles so many driving while suspended cases. The lawyers at our firm handle more than their fair share of these offenses as members of the county’s largest criminal defense firm. If you were charged with this violation, there is every likelihood that we can help you mitigate or even eliminate the penalties that apply in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. To speak to an attorney on our staff now, call our Woodbridge Office at 732-634-0700.