Driving While Suspended (also referred to as Driving on the Revoked List) is memorialized under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. Specifically, this statute prohibits any person for whom a drivers license has been refused or whose drivers license or reciprocity privilege has been suspended or revoked or who has been prohibited from obtaining a drivers license, from operating a motor vehicle on the roadways of New Jersey. The statute also prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle whose registration has been revoked. An individuals license may be revoked or suspended for a plethora of reason, including but not limited to: court order, failure to pay surcharges, failure to pay child support, failure to appear for court, warrant, or an administrative suspension. If this has happened to you, then you are facing some of the stiffest penalties permitted under the traffic laws of New Jersey. In Old Bridge Township, a violation of 39:3-40 carries stinging penalties that will may increase in severity depending on the reason for your suspension, whether an accident occurred, and the number of prior 39:3-40 convictions on your driving driving record.
Upon conviction of a first 39:3-40 offense, the court must impose a fine of $500.00, a mandatory MVC imposed surcharge of $250.00 per year for 3 years. Upon conviction for the second offense a fine of $750.00 and imprisonment in the Middlesex County Jail for not less than 1 but not more than 5 days. Upon conviction for the third offense a fine of $1,000.00 and imprisonment in the Middlesex County Jail for 10 days. Additionally, the statute states, upon the conviction the court shall impose or extend a period of suspension of 6 months. Also, upon conviction the court shall impose a period of imprisonment for not less than 45 days, if while operating a vehicle in violation of this section a person is involved in an accident resulting in personal injury to another person.
If an individual violates this section while under suspension issued pursuant to 39:4-50, driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs and is convicted, they shall be fined $500.00 extra and have their license suspended for an additional period not less than one year nor more than two years and may be in the county jail for not more than 90 days. The defendant will also be surcharged a mandatory $250.00 per year for 3 years. This can even become an indictable offense pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26 depending on the number of prior DWIs and the number of Prior Driving While Suspended offenses on your record.
For more information about your Old Bridge Driving While Suspended charge, contact the License and Traffic attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. With former Middlesex County and Municipal Prosecutors on Staff, our firm has the experience, knowledge and resources required to handle your 39:3-40 charge. Our lawyers can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-509-3333 for your convenience. Call today and receive your free consultation about your Old Bridge traffic violation.
Old Bridge Municipal Court 39:3-40
Old Bridge Township is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, that has a total population of 65,375. With that many local drivers, plus the large number of transient commuters, it is no surprise that Old Bridge accounts for a large number of New Jersey’s traffic tickets (over 13,600 last year alone to be exact). A large number of these tickets involve Driving While Suspended, or 39:3-40, complaints. With roads like the Garden State Parkway, U.S. 9, Route 18, Route 34, Route 35, County Route 516, County Route 520, County Route 527 and County Route 615. If you or someone you love were pulled over for speeding or for making an improper turn, you could find yourself facing over 1,000 in fines, a six month loss of license and even MANDATORY jail time. If you or someone you love are in need of legal assistance for your Old Bridge traffic ticket, call the former Prosecutors at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. Our lawyers can be reach day and night at 1-800-509-3333.
Personnel at Old Bridge Municipal Court
|Judge||Hon. James Weber, J.M.C.|
|Prosecutor||Lane Miller, Esq.|
|Court Administrator||Barbra Casey|
Contact Information for Old Bridge Municipal Court
|Court Address||1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857|
|Hours of Operation||Monday to Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm