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7 Ways To Save Your New Jersey Driver’s License

If you drive after losing your license, upon conviction you will be fined an additional $500; your license will be suspended for an additional period of one to two years; and you will be sentenced to jail for not less than 10 days or more than 90 days.

Saving your license from a suspension by New Jersey DMV.

  1. First and foremost, hire an experienced attorney. There are many factors to consider. Your attorney may be able to have the DWI dismissed pre-trial or win at trial.
  2. Check the accuracy of the Breathalyzer (R).
  3. Investigate the adequacy of the stop. The officer must have had a reasonable suspicion that a crime or traffic infraction was being committed.
  4. Investigate the adequacy of the arrest and request for a test. The officer must have developed a reasonable belief that you were impaired by alcohol.
  5. Check the times of events. Officers must perform the tests within certain guidelines.
  6. Check the labeling of the sample. It must be identified as being yours.
  7. Check for discrepancies and other errors in reports and testimony.

New Jersey Point System 

39:3-20 Operating constructor vehicle in excess of 45 mph 3
39:3-38.1 Keep or exhibit forged, altered or counterfeited insurance registration or license card 2
39:4-14.3 Operating motorized bicycle on a restricted highway 2
39:4-14.3d More than one person on a motorized bicycle 2 
39:4-35 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk 2
39:4-36 Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; passing a vehicle yielding to pedestrian in crosswalk 2
39:4-41 Driving through safety zone 2
39:4-52 Racing on highway 5
39:4-55 Improper action or omission on grades and curves 2
39:4-57 Failure to observe direction of officer 2
39:4-66 Failure to stop vehicle before crossing sidewalk 2
39:4-66.1 Failure to yield to pedestrians or vehicles while entering or leaving highway 2
39:4-66.2 Driving on public or private property to avoid a traffic sign or signal 2
39:4-71 Operating a motor vehicle on a sidewalk 2
39:4-80 Failure to obey direction of officer 2
39:4-81 Failure to observe traffic signals 2
39:4-82 Failure to keep right 2
39:4-82.1 Improper operating of vehicle on divided highway or divider 2
39:4-83 Failure to keep right at intersection 2
39:4-84 Failure to pass to right of vehicle proceeding in opposite direction 5
39:4-85 Improper passing on right or off roadway 4
39:4-85.1 Wrong way on a one-way street 2
39:4-86 Improper passing in no passing zone 4
39:4-87 Failure to yield to overtaking vehicle 2
39:4-88 Failure to observe traffic lanes 2
39:4-89 Tailgating 5
39:4-90 Failure to yield at intersection 2
39:4-90.1 Failure to use proper entrances to limited access highways 2
39:4-91 and 39:4-92 Failure to yield to emergency vehicles 2
39:4-96 Reckless driving 5
39:4-97 Careless driving 2
39:4-97a Destruction of agricultural or recreational property 2
39:4-97.1 Slow speed blocking traffic 2
39:4-98 and Exceeding maximum speed 1-14 mph over limit 2
39:4-99 Exceeding maximum speed 15-29 mph over limit 4
…Exceeding maximum speed 30 mph or more over limit 5
39:4-105 Failure to stop for traffic light 2
39:4-115 Improper turn at traffic light 3
39:4-119 Failure to stop at flashing red signal 2
39:4-122 Failure to stop for police whistle 2
39:4-123 Improper right or left turn 3
39:4-124 Improper turn from approved turning course 3
39:4-125 Improper U-turn 3
39:4-126 Failure to give proper signal 2
39:4-127 Improper backing or turning in street 2
39:4-127.1 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing 2
39:4-127.2 Improper crossing of bridge 2
39:4-128 Improper crossing of railroad grade crossing by certain vehicles 2
39:4-128.1 Improper passing of school bus 5
39:4-128.4 Improper passing of a frozen dessert truck 4
39:4-129 Leaving the scene of an accident No personal injury 2
…Personal injury 8
39:4-144 Failure to observe stop or yield signs 2
39:5C-1 Racing on highway 5
39:5D-4 Moving violation out-of-state 2

NJ DMV site 

Relevant DMV Phone Numbers & Addresses: 
Insurance Surcharge & Judgments 609-292-7500
Intoxicated driving programs General information 609-588-3540
Out-of-state clients 609-588-3532
School IDRC scheduling 609-588-3530, 609-588-3531
Suspensions and restorations 609-292-7500
Point system, drunk driving, uninsured motorists
Security deposits
Probationary driver program
Driver improvement school
Conference scheduling
IDRC link: phone directory (Listing phone numbers and locations of area centers)

Beware International Driver’s License:

If you have been revoked in New Jersey, you can not drive here on any other license. If you have a valid license from somewhere else, you may be able to drive in other jurisdictions. Check with local counsel. Some international licenses are legitimate. Others are not. We have represented individuals charged with possessing fraudulent documents. No means no!