New Jersey License Suspension Lawyer & Legal Defense for Accused Drivers
A license to drive is a license for freedom. We all depend on that freedom to get to work, take our kids to school, and attend to the everyday errands that modern life demands.
When the government takes your license away – even temporarily – it can cause a profound interruption to your way of life. A license suspension can impact your employment, your family, and your sense of self-esteem.
Unfortunately, license suspensions in New Jersey aren’t always fair. The law enforcement officers in our state are under tremendous pressure to aggressively police traffic on interstates, highways, and local roads. In an effort to “crack down” and be “tough on careless driving,” they sometimes over-charge drivers or issue citations that aren’t warranted by the circumstances.
If you made a simple mistake in responding to those or any other court-related matters, you might even find yourself facing license suspension on what seems like a technical error.
An experienced New Jersey license suspension lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. can help. We have over two decades of experience in defending suspended drivers in New Jersey courtrooms. We also represent clients in New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission hearings. We are eager to help, and more often than not, we can.
Even if you think your license suspension was warranted, you may have options available to you. We can help you explore those, and we will also help you navigate the difficult procedures involved in restoring your driving privileges, clearing your record, and dealing with any other accompanying charges.
Please contact our office and ask for a free consultation with a New Jersey license suspension lawyer right away.
Grounds for License Suspensions in New Jersey
In New Jersey, your license can be suspended if you:
- Receive 12 or more points on your driver record
- Fail to appear in court
- Fail to pay fines
- Fail to pay surcharges
- Drive with a suspended license
- Fail to provide proof of insurance
- Use drugs or alcohol while driving
- Drive recklessly
- Abandon a vehicle on a public highway
- Are found to be at-fault in a fatal accident
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we are ready to help with any of these alleged infractions, as well as the consequences or penalties that might have followed.
A New Jersey license suspension lawyer can fight for your rights and work toward the best possible outcome in your case.
The Perils of Representing Yourself
Legal cases are complicated. If they weren’t, lawyers wouldn’t have to spend years in law school and even longer learning the ropes of the legal system. That is especially true when it comes to the criminal court system, even at the state and local levels.
While most people don’t think about license suspensions as “criminal cases,” they do fall within the general confines of criminal law – and the procedures involved can be every bit as intimidating.
You can’t depend on the state, county, or city to ensure a fair or efficient outcome in your case. They aren’t on your side. In fact, attempting to handle the matter on your own exposes you to the risk of saying or doing the wrong thing in court and landing yourself in even hotter water.
Too many suspended drivers make the decision to represent themselves, or simply to do nothing – only to regret it later. Don’t make that mistake. This is a serious matter, and your driving privileges are too important to leave to chance.
Now is the time to take this seriously.
Once your suspension comes to an end, you will receive a Notice of Restoration in the mail. For your driving privileges to be restored, you will need to pay a fee and complete the same steps as required for a standard license renewal. A New Jersey license suspension lawyer can help you with every step along the way.
You are NOT allowed to drive while your license is suspended. If you choose to do so, you may face additional penalties – including the very real possibility of jail.
Request a Free Consultation Today
Whether you have very recently received a ticket for a moving violation or you are already facing a license suspension, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. right away.
We offer confidential, compassionate, and judgment-free legal representation. We care about your reputation and your ability to drive. Call us and talk to a New Jersey license suspension lawyer today.