Having your license suspended can be quite scary.
When you lose your license, you also lose your freedom to do tasks that most take for granted.
Think about it: getting to work, school, and shopping at the mall or grocery store would be next to impossible (unless you heavily rely on others to get you there and back).
Sometimes, you may not even know that your license was suspended.
If your NJ driver’s license was suspended, be sure to contact a traffic ticket lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.
What Causes a Suspended License?
There are a whole host of reasons your New Jersey driver’s license could be suspended.
The most obvious reason is due to a point accumulation. Remember, if you accumulate 12 or more points in NJ, your license will be suspended.
Likewise, if you are at fault in a fatal accident, NJ will suspend your license.
Also, in many traffic court cases, a municipal court judge will have discretion to suspend your license if he or she deems your conduct willful.
Although unrelated to traffic offenses, if you fail to pay child support, a family court judge can suspend your license.
Not only that, but also failing to appear in court or failing to pay motor vehicle surcharges can result in a license suspension in NJ.
Similarly, you will lose your driving privileges for failing to provide proof of insurance when a police officer pulls you over and requests it.
Moreover, unpaid parking tickets can cause your license to get suspended.
Lastly, one of the penalties associated with a conviction for certain criminal offenses is a suspended license.
Driving Offenses That Lead to a Suspended License in NJ
There are several driving-related offenses that can lead to a suspended license.
If you are convicted of any of the following, your NJ driver’s license can be suspended:
- Reckless Driving
- Abandoning a Vehicle on a Public Highway
- Refusing a Chemical Test (Refusing a Breathalyzer Test)
- Willfully Committing a Traffic Violation (e.g. Racing, Speeding, etc.)
Restoring Your Driver’s License
In order for you to have your suspension lifted and to get your license back, you will first need to clear up any issues regarding your driving record.
An experienced traffic ticket attorney will be able to help you do this. He will first identify what needs to be cleared up and then he will remedy the problem.
This usually requires waiting until your suspension period ends; paying a fine, fee, or surcharge to NJ MVC; finally paying unpaid parking tickets; or fighting an outstanding traffic ticket that you failed to respond to (or some combination of these).
Remember, if you do not clear up the problem, you can be ticketed for driving while suspended in NJ, which has even bigger repercussions for you and your driving record.
Who Should You Contact?
If you recently discovered that your NJ driver’s license was suspended, contact Michael Botton of The Botton Law Firm today at 732-894-3686. His team of trained NJ traffic ticket lawyers will fight to get you the results you want.