Types of License Suspensions

A license suspension is one of the most impactful types of criminal, municipal, or administrative penalties. After all, millions of New Jersey residents depend on their driver’s license to travel to and from work, to take care of their families, and to perform a variety of tasks that they would consider necessary for their daily lives. At the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, we know how much your driving privileges can mean to you, and we’re here to help you with all types of license suspensions you could be facing.

In the state of New Jersey, the administrative authority of the Motor Vehicle Commission (“MVC”) commissioner to suspend an individual’s driving privileges is set forth in N.J.S.A. §§ 39:5 to 39:30(b). These sections give the commissioner broad authority to issue sanctions against operators for a range of infractions, both as an administrative determination and as punishment for criminal charges and traffic offenses.

Administrative License Suspensions

An administrative license suspension results from a Motor Vehicle Commission-initiated proceeding. This kinds of suspension is ordinarily handled at the State of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Office at 120 S. Stockton St, Trenton, NJ 08611, through what’s known as a MVC Suspension Hearing. Possible administrative suspensions include, but are not limited to the following:

Criminal and Quasi-Criminal License Suspensions

A driver may also lose their driving privileges, or ability to obtain a license, as a result of criminal sanctions and traffic violations handled in a municipal court. Often, a lawyer is able to avoid or reduce the suspension period that would result from one of these charges by handling the matter in Municipal Court. The following list includes some of the most common violations that we represent clients on that could result in the issuing of a license suspension in a Municipal or Superior Court proceeding: