Ocean County Municipal Court Attorneys can help you keep your license if your are facing a suspension for a possession offense.
If you plead guilty to a charge of drug possession or are convicted of the of a drug offense in Municipal Court it can severely impact your driving privileges.Under Title 35 of New Jersey statute of law is states that:
“A person convicted for a violation of any drug offense shall forfeit his or her right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State for a period to be fixed by the court at not less than six months or more than two years which shall commence on the day the sentence is imposed unless the court finds compelling circumstances warranting an exception. For the purposes of this section, compelling circumstances warranting an exception exist if the forfeiture of the person’s right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this State will result in extreme hardship and alternative means of transportation are not available.”
Not old enough to drive yet? The law still applies and the mandatory driver’s license revocation period begins when you are otherwise eligible to drive (i.e. age 17).As you read the law your will see that is requires the Judge to suspend your driver’s license unless the judge finds compelling circumstances to make an exception. The law says that a compelling reason requires there to be “extreme hardship” resulting from a suspension. Sometimes when a suspension is inevitable making strong arguments to the satisfaction of a judge that the “hardship criteria” is applicable to your case, is the best way to obtain relief from the mandatory suspension. This is a difficult uphill battle which will be best won with competent legal assistance.
STANDARD PENALTIES FOR DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE
Call us today to discuss how we can possibly get you a conditional discharge in your Municipal Court drug case. One of our lawyers is available now to discuss your case. Call us at (732) 64-NJLAW (65529) or use our contact us option and LAWYER UP!