Traffic Violations

Why Drivers Licenses Get Suspended

Not a lot of people can afford to lose their driver’s licenses. We rely on driving to get us to work, school, and everywhere else we need to go during the day. That’s why it’s important to avoid traffic violations, especially those that could lead to loss of your license. We’ve listed some of the most common traffic violations that can result in a suspended license. If you’ve been accused of any of these violations and want to talk to a suspended license attorney, Leon Matchin would love to talk to you.

Driving Under the Influence

Anyone who drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol in New Jersey risks losing their license. New Jersey police officers may pull over drivers whom they suspect could be driving under the influence. If the driver was indeed drunk or high while driving, that driver could face a lot of different penalties, including license suspension.

Driving With a Suspended License

Do you already have a suspended license? If so, driving can get you into even more legal trouble. Aside from fines and potential jail time, you could lose your driver’s license for even longer than the original suspension. Even for the first offense, you may lose your license for any amount of time between 1 day and 6 months.  Either way, talking to a suspended license attorney is always a good idea.

Driving Without Insurance

Do you have car insurance? If not, you should review your options as soon as possible. Driving without insurance can make you lose your driving privileges altogether. Make sure that you always keep your insurance card in your vehicle, too. The failure to show proof of insurance, even if you do have insurance, can result in a suspended license.

Excessive Speed and Accumulating Points

In New Jersey, driving above the speed limit can get your license suspending. First, if you get caught driving more than 30mph over the limit, you risk having your license suspended right away. Driving at 100mph or more means you’ll almost certainly get your license taken away.

Even driving slightly over the speed limit can get your license suspended if you do it repeatedly. New Jersey uses a point system for traffic violations. Even the “smaller” violations, like speeding, result in points on one’s driver’s license. If you get 12 or more points on your license, you could lose it for a year.

Suspended License Attorney

Though we’ve listed some of the most common reasons for a suspended license, there are a lot more ways for a driver to lose driving privileges. If you’ve lost your license or might lose your license, you should get advice from a suspended license attorney. Leon Matchin is here to help. With more than a decade of experience and plenty of success stories under his belt, Leon can offer advice and argue your case in court. Email him today at, or call at (833) 732-7320.

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