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What is the penalty for driving with a suspended license?

If you receive a summons for driving while suspended hiring an Attorney can minimize your ultimate penalty.
Penalties for driving with a suspended license are either standard penalties or enhanced penalties.
Enhanced penalties are given to those whose licenses were suspended for more dire reasons, such as a assault by auto, DWI/DUI or no insurance.

THERE ARE DEFENSES:

A valid suspension of a drivers license cannot be effectuated in the absence of a written notice to the license at his last known address, reciting the fact that the suspension will take place and the date of commencement of the suspension. State v. Kindler 191 N.J. Super. 358,360 (Law Div 1983).

The notice requirement is usually satisfied if the license was suspended or revoked in court by a judge with the defendant present. However, if the license was suspended or revoked by the department of motor vehicles for points, not paying a traffic or parking ticket, or some other reason, the State must prove notice to the defendant.

STANDARD PENALTIES FOR DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE

  • $500 Fine
  • $250 Motor Vehicle Surcharge per year for three years
  • Possible loss of license for six months
  • $750 Fine
  • $250 Motor Vehicle Surcharge per year for three years
  • Additional suspension of license for up to six months
  • Mandatory jail sentence of one to five days
  • Mandatory suspension of registration privileges if the offense occurred within five years of the last
  • $1000 Fine
  • Mandatory jail sentence of 10 days
  • Additional license suspension to be determined by Court
  • Loss of registration privileges also determined by Court

ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE

  • Additional $500 fine
  • Loss of license for additional one to two years
  • Mandatory 10 to 90 days in jail
  • Suspension of registration
  • Up to 90 days in jail
  • Loss of license for additional one to two years
  • Additional $500 fine
  • Involved in accident causing bodily injury to another, while license
  • was suspended
  • Mandatory 45 days to six months in jail

These penalties for driving with a suspended license can be a hardship, even for first time offenders. It may be possible to have these penalties reduced if your license was suspended for a mere failure to pay traffic tickets. Our municipal Court Lawyers can defend you against this charge or negotiate with the prosecutor to get you a better plea deal.

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