Fraud can be defined as wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain. As it relates to driver’s license and registration, the state of New Jersey takes instances of fraud very seriously. The two most common scenarios are when there was some type of fraud in obtaining a license or when a license is a fake; either way, if you are caught with a fraudulent license the state will seek to suspend your driving privileges. Fines and jail time are also potential penalties attached to this offense.
Fraud is just one of the many reasons the state will suspend a license. Other reasons include things like: too many points on your license, medical reasons, probation violations, moving violations, too many tickets on a provisional license, unpaid civil judgments and unpaid surcharges. Whatever the reason for your pending license suspension, you do not have to accept your suspension notice without a fight.
The process is fairly simple and straightforward; once a fraud is discovered you will receive a New Jersey MVC license suspension notice informing you of the date and duration of your pending suspension, as well as the reason for your suspension. Also included in your New Jersey MVC suspension notice is information relating to your ability to fight the suspension by requesting a hearing on the matter. You have a short window of time to do so and working with an attorney can help get you the results you want, and ease your mind of the stress and anxiety associated with a pending suspension. Your hearing represents your chance to tell the judge the impact losing your license would have but a hearing is not automatic — it is something you have to request within a certain period of time.
There are many ways the state may discover a driver’s license fraud, including routine traffic stop, anonymous reports and large-scale police sweeps aimed at discovering fraud. However you were caught is irrelevant, what is important at this point is ensuring that you do not lose your ability to drive and get to the places you need to be. If you have recently received a notice from the New Jersey MVC, give me a call today to talk about your options. I am here to help.
Contact The Law Offices Of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC
At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I understand how devastating losing your license can be. Even a short license suspension can have a huge emotional and financial impact on you and your family. I have years of experience helping people just like you. At your initial free consultation, I will explain the process to you and what I can do to try to keep you on the road and fight your pending suspension.
If you are facing a license suspension for fraud, give me a call today to discuss your case, and let’s begin working to keep you on the road! I look forward to hearing from you!