Motor Vehicle Suspension Hearings and License Restoration
Living in New Jersey, your driver’s license is crucial to your way of life. Whether you drive to work, to take your children to school, or to get your basic necessities, it’s hard to imagine life without a driver’s license. However, according to a study conducted by Rutgers University, at any given time, there are about 300,000 New Jersey residents who have a suspended driver’s license. Most of these suspensions are the result of drivers accumulating too many traffic tickets. However, there are several reasons why your licenses may be suspended. At the Law Offices of Leon Matchin, we help good people keep their driving privileges by aggressively advocating on their behalf. We also work with drivers to get their licenses restored after being suspended.When Will the New Jersey MVC Suspend a Person’s Driver’s License?
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (“MVC”) handles all residents’ drivers’ licenses. Thus, this is the agency that decides when to suspend someone’s driver’s license. There are a few reasons why the MVC may suspend your driver’s license, including:
- Too Many Traffic Tickets – New Jersey uses a point system to determine which drivers present a high risk to others and when to suspend their license. If you get 12 or more points on your driving record, your license will be suspended. Points from a traffic citation stay on your record indefinitely. However, each year you are violation-free, the MVC will remove three points. There are also classes you may be able to take to reduce your driver’s license points.
- Driving on a Suspended License – New Jersey MVC takes driving with a suspended license very seriously and imposes harsh penalties such as an additional driver's license suspension for those who do so. In fact, one of the most common reasons that New Jersey MVC acts to suspend licenses is when a driver is caught driving while his or her license is already suspended.
One way to beat a New Jersey license suspension is to request a suspension hearing. To request a suspension hearing, you or your attorney must send a letter to the MVC explaining that you want to challenge the suspension. You must also cite the illegal or factual grounds on which you are challenging the suspension. An experienced New Jersey motor vehicle suspension hearings and license restoration attorney can help you understand the best way to keep your license when facing a suspension.Restoring a Suspended License in New Jersey
Once the MVC suspends your license, it remains suspended until you go through the license restoration process. The MVC imposes a variety of hurdles that drivers must overcome to restore their license, depending on the reason why it was suspended. At the Law Offices of Leon Matchin, we drivers get back on the road by helping them navigate the complex restoration requirements. We know exactly what you need to do to get your license back and can help you prepare all the necessary paperwork for a quick restoration.Is Your License Suspended by the New Jersey MVC or is the New Jersey MVC About to Suspend Your Driver’s License?
If you face a driver’s license suspension or have a suspended license and need assistance getting it restored, reach out to the Law Offices of Leon Matchin for immediate assistance. Attorney Matchin is a veteran New Jersey traffic lawyer with extensive experience helping keep his clients on the road. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, reach out to the Law Offices of Leon Matchin at (732) 887-2479.