A License can be suspended for a variety of reasons in New Jersey, but it’s very common for drivers to continue driving anyway.
Lack of good public transportation in much of the state, as well as the simple convenience of using your own vehicle for errands or to get to school or work make driving a pretty irresistible option, regardless of the status of your license.
If your license has been suspended for some reason and you continue to drive, you are always at risk for being pulled over and charged with Driving While Suspended (N.J.S.A. 39:3-40).
Penalties for a first time offender are mostly monetary (a $500 fine for a first offense), but the court has the option of suspending your license for an additional six months.
As a first offender, most judges won’t want to throw the book at you, but an experienced attorney can help you navigate the potential pitfalls of a courtroom experience, and may even be able to help plead your case down to a lesser charge.
Get the best possible legal help you can when you’ve been charged with Driving While having a suspended license.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey driving while license is suspended attorney.