Freehold Township NJ Driving Without Insurance Attorney
It often comes as a surprise to someone charged with driving without insurance to learn that the suspension period they face is even worse than that which applies to a first offense of driving while intoxicated. There is also significant exposure to jail with incarceration becoming mandatory if you are convicted of a second offense of driving without insurance. The judge in Howell, Red Bank, Tinton Falls, Wall, Freehold or another Monmouth County municipality has no discretion to relax these penalties for someone found guilty under N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2 so it is imperative that you mount your best defense to this violation. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall include former prosecutors from the county and a team that possesses over 100 years of combined experience. This includes many appearances successfully defending individuals charged with driving without insurance in Freehold and local venues. For an immediate free consultation with a lawyer at the firm, call us anytime 24/7 at at 732-462-1197.
Charged With Operating an Uninsured Vehicle Under N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2
Motorist have an absolute obligation to maintain automobile liability insurance coverage on vehicles registered or principally garaged in New Jersey. An owner is guilty of driving without insurance if they operate their uninsured vehicle on a public roadway or cause another to do so. A non-owner is also exposed to a N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2 violation if they know or reasonably should know that the vehicle is uninsured. Examples of circumstances that can imply reasonable notice that a vehicle is uninsured include lack of an insurance card or the presence of one that is expired.
Penalties If You Are Convicted of Driving Without Insurance
The severity of the penalties for operating a car, truck, motorcycle or other motor vehicle without liability insurance hinge on many factors including whether there are any prior violations. For a first offense. the mandatory penalties include a fine of $300-$1,000, a one (1) year driver’s license suspension and the possibility of imposition of a period of community service. Consequences escalate significant for a repeat offense with a fine of up to $5,000, fourteen (14) days in jail, and thirty (30) days of community service being triggered at the time of sentencing on a second offense (or subsequent violation). In addition to the these ramifications, a defendant faces an annual Division of Motor Vehicles surcharge of $250 for a period of three (3) years.
Manalapan NJ Operating With No Insurance Lawyer
The police in Manalapan write approximately nine thousand (9,000) moving traffic violations each year and these include a considerable number of tickets for operating without insurance. If you were issued a summons for driving without insurance in Manalapan or any other town in the county, for example, Marlboro, Middletown, Holmdel, Neptune or Eatontown, the stakes are clearly high. Your best allay in avoiding a negative outcome is to hire a skilled lawyer. The attorneys at our firm have defended countless N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2 offenses in this region and have even served as prosecutor in many of the municipalities. We know what it takes to escape a finding of guilt and are prepared to do what is necessary to help you. Call us in Red Bank at 732-450-8300 or another location for immediate assistance.