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Driving Without a License

The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC has successfully represented those accused of traffic violations over the past ten years. Under New Jersey statute N.J.S.A. 39:3-10 “no person shall drive a motor vehicle on a public highway unless the person is under supervision while participating in a behind-the-wheel driving course; is in possession of a validated permit or a provisional or basic driver’s license issued to him in accordance with this statute”.  If you have been issued a ticket for driving without a license you need to contact an attorney immediately. The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC can help you avoid the penalties associated with an unlicensed driving charge.

Driving Without a License Charge

The penalties associated with driving without a license include:

    • A surcharge of $100 per year for 3 years
    • Fines up to $500
    • Up to 60 days in jail

The fines above apply only to an individual who is unlicensed, but at one time possessed a valid driver’s license. If the accused has never possessed a valid driver’s license, the penalties are slightly different and include:

    • A minimum $200 fine
    • A 6 month inability to apply for a license

Often times, drivers accused of being unlicensed have recently relocated and it may be possible to defend the ticket or charge by proving the problem with the individual’s out-of-state license was a mistake, and the individual did not have reason to know of the problem.  In the instance that the individual charged has never held a license, the charge may be defended on grounds that the unlicensed driver was enrolled in a driver’s course and was participating in that course under the proper supervision as the time of the violation.

For a Free Consulation Call Leon Matchin Today

No matter the reason for the charges, The Law Offices of Leon Matchin, LLC will work tirelessly to defend your rights and driving privileges. Call our office today for a free consultation to discuss your options and begin building your defense – (732) 887-2479.

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NJ Attorney Leon Matchin

New Jersey Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

The Law Office of Leon Matchin, LLC is devoted to defending clients charged with traffic or criminal violations. Mr. Matchin represents clients in all varieties of traffic/criminal-related proceedings before New Jersey’s civil and criminal courts.


Law Offices of Leon Matchin
86 Washington Ave, Suite A
Milltown, NJ 08850