Suspension After Being Pulled Over
Picture this scenario — you are driving on a suspended license and get pulled over by the police for something else (i.e. a speeding ticket or failure to signal). You get your ticket and move on believing you have escaped being caught for driving on a suspended license; only to find out weeks later that your license will be suspended for a whopping 180 days! Does that scenario hit a little too close to home? Well you are certainly not alone!
There are many New Jersey drivers out there who think they got lucky and escaped being caught driving on a suspended license. One thing that many of you may have realized the hard way is that the New Jersey MVC cross-references all tickets and reported accidents for New Jersey drivers, making it easy for them to discover who is behind the wheel when they should not be. As punishment for not taking their initial suspension seriously, a driver caught driving on a suspended license will see their suspension extended for six months. In case you were wondering, that 180-day suspension is worse than a low reading for a first-time DWI charge in New Jersey. This 180-day suspension even applies to those drivers who were almost finished serving the terms of their original suspension.
If that punishment seems unfair and something you feel like may ruin you financially then what you need to do the moment you receive the suspension notice is pick up the phone and call me. The state of New Jersey is certainly within its right to suspend drivers’ licenses for those who break the rules of the road. But what you need to know is that you have a right to fight the suspension by requesting a hearing on the matter. The New Jersey MVC suspension hearing represents your chance to present to the judge the impact losing your ability to drive for half the year will have on your life and your ability to make a living. These hearings are not something that you are automatically granted; you have to request them. Working with an experienced attorney can help keep you on the road and limit the impact this emotional scenario will have on your life.
Contact The Law Offices Of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC
At the Law Offices of Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, LLC, I am passionate about fighting to keep you on the road. If you are currently facing a license suspension after being caught driving on a suspended license, pick up the phone and give me a call today to talk about the options. At your initial free consultation, I will explain the New Jersey MVC license suspension process to you and what I can do to reduce, delay or eliminate your suspension altogether.
When it comes to New Jersey MVC license suspension cases, time is of the essence, so pick up the phone today and give me a call! I look forward to speaking with you!