In need of a lawyer to help with a license restoration? We can help.
Our office frequently receives license restoration calls from individuals looking for information after years of having their licenses revoked or suspended (sometimes unknowingly). Quite often, the resolution is simple: post bail that has been set for Failure to Appear or Failure to Comply with a time payment, and resolve the matter in court when issued a new court date. However, it’s not always that easy when an individual no longer remembers where they have open warrants, or when the person no longer lives in New Jersey to make the numerous required trips to court to resolve the open matter. Many times, our clients call because they’ve had a license in another state such as Florida or California for many years, only to find out recently that they can’t renew their license due to a hold in New Jersey (see more information on multi-state driver’s license compacts).
Fortunately, for a vast majority of traffic offenses and even some criminal matters, we can make all necessary court appearances on a client’s behalf and resolve open, outstanding tickets and warrants for our clients without their need to appear multiple times in a New Jersey courtroom (see below). Furthermore, we may be able to apply to the court for what is known as Post-Conviction Relief, vacating certain court orders or modifying suspension sentences to run concurrent, rather than consecutive with one another.
Follow the instructions below, and then call us at 1 (877) 450-8301 to find out how we can help you with your license restoration, clear up any license application holds, suspensions, and open traffic/criminal matters and get you closer to being back on the road.
Step 1: Determine the Reason For Your Suspension or Hold
Before you call to speak with a lawyer about your situation, it is always helpful to gather as much information about your case as possible so that the lawyer can best assist you. Whenever a call comes in to our office regarding a license restoration, we always begin with the root of the problem. For many clients, this information isn’t easily recalled, and certain key factors like dates and guilty pleas are difficult to recall.
Because of this, we always recommend a prospective client call the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s Suspensions and License Restoration Unit at (609) 292-7500 Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. By calling this number, you can speak with a representative that can advise you of which courts have open, unresolved matters, and what the underlying charges are, if such information is available. Once you know what court(s) your open matters are taking place in, you can move on to the next step.
Step 2: Contact an Experienced License Restoration Attorney
If you wish to proceed on your own, you can pay whatever bail is set by the court(s), get a new court date sent to you by mail, and appear in person one or more times at the court(s) to plead guilty to the original charge(s). However, by hiring an attorney to represent you, you may be able to have the warrant lifted without posting bail, and you may not need to appear in person at all. Furthermore, we may be able to have your charges dismissed or amended, especially if they stem from an incident occurring many years ago.
Without a doubt, the fastest, most convenient way to get back your New Jersey license, or to become eligible again to obtain a license in another state, is to hire a qualified, reputable license restoration lawyer such as those at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We frequently handle restorations and post-conviction relief for our clients, and we’ve been very successful in doing so for nearly twenty years. Call 1 (877) 450-8301 today and find out how you may be able to get your driving privileges back sooner than you may have thought possible.