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Driving While Suspended

Middletown NJ Driving While Suspended Attorney

Driving while suspended charges are becoming more common in Monmouth County with the proliferation of police car license plate scanners. This is particularly true in Wall, Middletown and Freehold where over 10,000 moving traffic violations were issued last year.  If you were charged with violating N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 in these or another municipality in Monmouth County, there is plenty of incentive for you to contact our firm. The attorneys at Marshall, Bonus, Proetta & Oliver not only make up the largest defense team in this county and include several former prosecutors in the region, but also have an exceptional rate of success in defending driving while suspended tickets. Do not make the mistake of believing that just because your license was revoked when you were stopped that you will be convicted of this charge. An attorney on our staff can avert a guilty finding in far more cases than not. What this means is no additional loss of license, avoidance of surcharges and fines, and escape from further spiral. Call our Red Bank Office (732-450-8300) or another one of our Monmouth County locations for a free consultation.

Arrested for Driving With A Suspended License

There is an assortment of reasons that can result in a suspension of an individual’s license. The largest number of revocations stem from an accumulation of too many motor vehicle points, failure to pay insurance surcharges or a lapse of insurance coverage (a.k.a. Administrative Suspension). Court imposed suspensions for reckless driving, DWI, operating without insurance and even a prior driving while revoked are also common. Irrespective of how your privilege was lost, being stopped and charged with a 39:3-40 violation for driving without a valid license can greatly effect your life. Minimally, your license will be suspended further without any ability to drive legally until you are restored. There is also the real possibility of serving a county jail sentence if it is a repeat offense (i.e. second, third or subsequent). The point is that you should make every effort to avoid a conviction otherwise you will face the following:

  • First Offense. There is fine of $500 and an additional period of license suspension of up to six (6) months for a first offense.
  • Second Offense. The fine escalates to $750 for a second offense but the maximum period you may be suspended remains at six (6) months. A jail sentence of one (1) to five (5) days also applies.
  • Third Offense (or Subsequent). A fine of $1,000, revocation for as much as six (6) additional months, and ten (10) days of incarceration apply to a third offense or more.

It is important to keep in mind that the penalties just set forth apply to situations falling outside of enhancement. If someone operates with a suspended license and is involved in an accident resulting in personal injury, or is revoked for driving while intoxicated or without insurance, the penalties are enhanced. There is also the possibility of being charged with fourth degree driving while suspended if your license is suspended for drunk driving/refusal and you have a prior conviction for violating N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 or if it is a suspension for a second or subsequent driving under the influence.

Wall NJ Driving With A Suspended License Defense Lawyer

It is advisable that you contact our office if you have been charged with driving with a suspended license. We can help you avert a conviction and are successful in a large percentage of cases. If you were arrested in Howell, Marlboro, Eatontown, Ocean Township or another municipality it is therefore in your best interest to give us a call. A lawyer is available 24/7 to go over the facts of  your case and to formulate an effective plan of defense. One of our attorneys is ready to help you now.