Driving while Suspended Lawyer Trenton
Driving while Suspended is a very serious offense in Trenton. If you are caught Driving when Your License Is Suspended, you face stiff penalties, up to and including jail for second and subsequent offenses.
Think about this: The fines and costs for a first offense Driving while Suspended citation in New Jersey total over $1,261.00. This number consists of fines, costs, and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) surcharges.
Even once you finish paying the fines, costs, and surcharges, you still need to serve a license suspension, as set forth by the court or the NJMVC. While these penalties may seem harsh, driving while suspended carries what is known as escalating penalties, which means that every time you are found guilty of this offense, your penalties will get harsher.
For second and subsequent offenses, you’re looking at jail time. A second offense carries 5 days in jail, a third conviction carries 10 days in jail and a fine of $1000.00, in addition to court costs and any surcharge NJMVC may impose.
Are There Any Defenses to Driving while Suspended?
There are a number of defenses which may apply to you. If you are suspended by the NVMVC, they have to show that you were notified of the suspension. If the prosecutor can’t show you were notified of the suspension, you might be able to beat the citation.
Other issues can affect your case too, such as: whether the suspension is now over, whether you didn’t know that you had a suspension, and whether you had an accident when you were issued the citation.
Trenton Lawyer Driving while Suspended
An experienced municipal court lawyer can tell whether any legal defenses apply and use them to either win your case or get you the best result possible. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and regularly represent clients in the Trenton area municipal courts.
In many cases, our clients receive a significantly downgraded ticket, do not incur further License Suspensions, and have peace of mind. If we cannot get your ticket downgraded, our clients get an attorney who can fight the case for you.
Trenton Driving while Suspended Lawyer Free Consultation
Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today to get your free consultation. While we have multiple offices, we can conveniently meet at our Trenton office, located on Brunswick Avenue.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.