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Why You Need an Attorney When Caught Driving with a Suspended License

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The first rule of law of driving is a driver is required to have a valid license in order to operate a motor vehicle. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission can suspend that license for a variety of reasons. Upon receiving a suspension, a person is no longer legally allowed to drive. Here are the possible penalties if you’re charged and found guilty of driving on a suspended license: 

  • First Offense: A minimum fine of $500 and a license suspension for as long as six months. If the original suspension was based on a drunk driving conviction, a violator can spend up to a year in jail.
  • Second Offense: A fine of $750 and a license suspension not to exceed six months and up to five days in jail.
  • Third Offense: A fine of $1,000, a license suspension not to exceed six months and a jail term of up to 10 days.


Keep in mind that on top of fines and court costs, New Jersey requires a license reinstatement fee to be paid in order to be street legal again. 

Driving on a suspended license is a serious offense in New Jersey. You don’t just want to appear before a judge and plead guilty on your own. If you’ve been cited for that offense in or around Flemington County, you’ll want to be represented by a Flemington NJ criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Stephen Williams. Mr. Williams promises to work with you in pursuing the best possible disposition of your charge. It’s highly likely that with his assistance and counsel, you’ll receive a far better disposition than if you were representing yourself. 

Contact the Flemington NJ criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Stephen Williams after being cited for any traffic offense. He promises to work for the best possible disposition of your case.

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