Howell N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 Driving While Suspended

While not known as a bustling industrial hub, Howell Township does span over a large area of land and includes some of Monmouth County’s busiest roads. Some of these roads include Route 33 (the Freehold Bypass), U.S. Route 9, and Interstate 195. Take these heavily traveled roads and supplement them with the residential drivers that comprise the over 50,000 residents and you can see why Howell Township issues a great deal of motor vehicle tickets ever year. Specifically, between July 2011 and June 2013, Howell issued over 16,000 traffic tickets. Of these 16,000 a significant amount involved Driving While Suspended citations, under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. Depending on your driving history and the reason for your suspension, you could be facing mandatory jail time and possible indictment under N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26. To best protect yourself, it is crucial that you speak with an NJ Driving While Suspended Attorney who can advise you on your charges. For immediate assistance with your criminal Driving While Suspended ticket, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. Our Red Bank firm is comprised of former municipal and county prosecutors who have prosecuted on behalf of towns throughout Monmouth and Ocean County. Our attorneys possess the knowledge and resources necessary to dispose of your case. For your complimentary initial consultation call 1-877-450-8301.

Howell Municipal Court N.J.S.A. 39:3-40

The Howell Municipal Court deals with a large number of New Jersey residents and out-of-state drivers. Often times, these drivers are unaware that their driving privileges have been suspended or revoked in New Jersey. Accordingly, when they are pulled over, they are shocked to hear such news and even more concerned when they realize the penalties they may face for Driving While Suspended in New Jersey under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. For a first N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 Driving While Suspended offense, you will face a six (6) month loss of license, $500 fine and $750 in MVC surcharges. For a second Driving While Suspended offense, you will face a six (6) month loss of license, $750 fine, $750 in MVC surcharges, and a mandatory one (1) to five (5) days in the Monmouth County Jail. Lastly, for a third or subsequent Driving While Suspended offense, the driver is exposed to a six (6) month loss of license, $1,000 fine, $750 in MVC surcharges, and a mandatory ten (10) days in county jail.

More importantly, the penalties for Driving While Suspended are susceptible to indictment under N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26. This will occur where the underlying cause of suspension was a DWI. If you have two (2) Driving While Suspended offenses during your first DWI suspension or one Driving While Suspended offense during your second DWI suspension, you will be facing a fourth degree offense at the Monmouth County Superior Court. This offense, under N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26 carries a MANDATORY 180 days in jail. For more information on these types of charges, contact out Red Bank office at 1-877-450-8301.


Below, you will see location for Howell Municipal Court. Reference the information charts further below to find out more about the way Howell’s court sessions are handled.


Personnel at Howell Municipal Court

Judge  Hon. Michael D. Pugliese, J.M.C.
 Prosecutor  Steven A. Zabarsky, Esq.
 Court Administrator  Rosemary O’Donnell, C.M.C.A.

Contact Information for Howell Municipal Court

Court Address 300 Old Tavern Road
Howell, NJ 07731
Telephone Number (732) 938-4848 ext. 4106
Web Site
Hours of Operation Monday to Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm


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