The ability to drive is one of the core rights and responsibilities that influences almost every aspect of our lives. From getting to work to taking care of your family, having your driver’s license is key to accomplishing what you need to do almost every day. If you are facing a potential driver’s license suspension, an enormous part of your life could be uprooted, which is why having the best legal representation is valuable in giving your case the best possible outcome.
In every driver’s license suspension case, complexities arise, and your experience can feel both complicated and overwhelming. Consulting with an experienced law firm is essential for navigating your case successfully and smoothly. When you receive notice of a proposed driver’s license suspension, you should contact an attorney immediately.
What Can Cause a Driver’s License Suspension in New Jersey?
There are a number of reasons that your driver’s license can be suspended. Driver’s license suspensions vary according to the number of offenses (for example, a first offense can lead to suspension from seven months to one year, a second offense can lead to suspension of up to two years, and a third offense can lead to suspension of up to 10 years).
Here are some of the reasons that your driver’s license may be suspended in New Jersey:
- Receiving 12+ points on your driving record
- Refusing to take a breathalyzer test (New Jersey is an implied consent state for breathalyzer tests. This means that by driving on a New Jersey road, you inherently consent to a breathalyzer test following a DUI or DWI arrest.)
- Traffic infractions
- Being convicted of DUI or DWI
- Failing to appear in court or pay imposed fines
- Failing to provide proof of auto insurance
- Driving recklessly
- Being found at fault in a fatal accident
- Mental or physical disqualification
- Abandoning a vehicle on a state highway
- Being convicted of a crime
Regardless of what the reason is for your proposed driver’s license suspension, you need to hire a team to get the best results in your case and help you fully understand your rights and the possible outcomes.
Suspensions for Traffic Violations & Accumulation of Points
If you have committed traffic violations that caused you to accumulate excessive points on your driving record (12 or more points), the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission may suspend your driver’s license. You will receive a notice in the mail of your proposed driver’s license suspension. Then, you will be able to contest the proposed suspension in court after requesting a New Jersey DMV hearing. During the hearing, you will meet with a hearing officer, discuss your case, and review your overall driving record. In these cases, a driver’s license suspension period can range from 14-30 days.
Our Experienced Attorney Can Help You
Attorneys are a valuable resource in navigating the complex, severe penalties associated with the various charges leading to a potential driver’s license suspension. If you are facing a driver’s license suspension in Mercer County, we will fight for the best outcome while advocating for your rights.
Contact our skilled team to secure an experienced and knowledgeable advocate who will work with you every step of the way to achieve a desirable outcome in your case and potentially avoid the devastation that can accompany losing your driver’s license.
Whether you wish to fight to keep your license or hope to restore your driving privileges from a previously suspended license, contact us today.
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