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Convicted of Driving While Suspended

The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC have successfully represented hundreds of traffic cases throughout the state.  Under strict penalty of New Jersey Law (N.J.S.A. 39:3-40), no person whose driver’s license has been suspended or refused shall personally operate a motor vehicle during the period of suspension.  There are many potential reasons for a driver’s license to be suspended not limited to:

  • reckless driving
  • failure to provide proof of insurance
  • accumulation of 12 points or more on your driver record
  • driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

 

Offense for Driving with a Suspended License

If you have been convicted of Driving While Suspended, heavy fines and surcharges will be imposed and with each subsequent conviction penalties will increase in severity as follows:

FIRST OFFENSE DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE

  • A fine up to $502 plus an additional court costs
  • Suspension of Driver’s License ranging from one day to six months
  • An MVC surcharge of $250 per year for three years

 

SECOND OFFENSE FOR DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED

  • A fine of up to $752 plus an additional court costs
  • Suspension of Driver’s License for a 6 month suspension
  • An MVC surcharge of $250 per year for three years
  • Incarceration from 1 to 5 days

 

THIRD OFFENSE FOR DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED

  • Fines up to $1,002 plus an additional court costs
  • Suspension of Driver’s License for a 6 month suspension
  • An MVC surcharge of $250 per year for three years
  • Mandatory incarceration of ten days

If you have been cited for driving while suspended, call The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC immediately to save your driving privileges. Whether you had prior knowledge of your license being suspended or not you need to have an experienced attorney begin reviewing your case. Over more than ten years our firm has defended numerous cases involving motorists driving while suspended in Central New Jersey often with favorable results.  Do not delay, your freedom may be at stake, call us today (732) 662-7658.