Driving While Suspended in NJ
In New Jersey, there are many traffic and criminal offenses that expose you to the suspension of your driver’s license. If you have since been charged with driving while your license is suspended,N.J.S.A. 39:3-40, you will face a host of other penalties. Robert E. Depersia, II has been defending clients throughout South Jersey for such traffic and criminal charges for over 25 years.
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Driving With Suspended License Penalties in NJ
If this is your first offense, you will be exposed to a $500.00 fine, surcharges by the Motor Vehicle Commission totaling $250.00 per year for 3 years, and you will lose your driver’s license for up to 6 months. Second time offenders will be fined $750.00, serve not more than 5 days in county jail, be assessed surcharges by the Motor Vehicle Commission of $250.00 per year for 3 years, and again lose your driver’s license for up to 6 months. For a third DWS offense, you will be fined $1000.00, face a mandatory 10 days in county jail, be assessed surcharges by the Motor Vehicle Commission and lose your driver’s license for up to 6 months. If while operating your vehicle in violation of the Driving While Suspended statute you were involved in an accident resulting in personal injury to another person, the court must impose a jail term of not less than 45 days.
License Suspension for DWI in New Jersey
In instances where your license was suspended as a result of DWI, a driving while suspended violation will expose you to a criminal offense (2C:40-26) and enhanced punishments. Penalties include an additional $500 fine, MVC surcharges ($250/year for 3 years), 1-2 years license suspension, county jail term of 10-90 days and a criminal record.
NJ Experienced Defense Attorney
As an experienced defense attorney in Southern New Jersey, Robert E. DePersia, II will review your case and help you develop the best defense in your unique situation. If you did not know your license was suspended and received no notification, Robert may be able to prove the same and spare you the consequences of a conviction. Call Robert E. DePersia, II today for a free consultation at (856) 795-9688. Se Habla Espanol