The State of New Jersey can suspend or revoke your license for many reasons. The state takes suspensions and revocations seriously and may fine you, sentence you to jail, and suspend or revoke your license for an additional period of time if you drive after having lost your driving privileges.
Some of the most common ways New Jersey drivers might face license suspension or revocation include:
However, there are many other reasons, including alcohol-related offenses, that your license may be suspended.
The length of time your license is suspended or revoked varies depending on the circumstances. After your period of suspension or revocation expires, you generally have to pay a reinstatement fee and might have to meet other conditions before you'll be able to lawfully drive again. The reinstatement fee is typically $100.
If you are charged with driving while your license is suspended or revoked, you could be fined or in some cases sentenced to jail. In general:
For offenses that involved certain aggravating factors, the penalties will be more severe. For example:
Also, for many convictions, your license may be suspended or revoked for an additional period of time.
Because driving on a suspended or revoked license comes with serious consequences, it's a good idea to consult with an attorney if you've been arrested for one of these offenses. A qualified attorney can tell you how the law applies to your case and advise you on how best to handle your situation.