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New Jersey laws or federal laws does not allow one to possess illegal drugs. Police can arrest you if they have probable cause to believe your involvement in drug crimes to include having drugs in your car. Drug possession while driving a car may lead to many penalties. A judge can suspend your driving license. In addition it may lead to many other serious penalties like a jail term. Hiring a lawyer who can help you in reducing the penalties is the best option in this case.
In New Jersey, drug crimes can lead to many penalties. A driver’s license suspension is just one of these. You will not be able to get to and from work, go to the grocery store, bring your kids to school and live your life as you once had. In addition, you may need to serve time in jail, be on probation and pay fines and penalties.
If you plead guilty to a charge of drug possession or a drug offense in Municipal Court. Then it can impact your driving rights. Hiring a municipal court attorneys can help you in this case.
STANDARD PENALTIES FOR DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE
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 driver’s license revocation period begins when you are otherwise eligible to drive (i.e. age 17). As you read the law you will see that it requires the Judge to suspend your driver’s license. However, a judge may find 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.
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!