Bad Driving isn’t the Only Reason You Can Lose Your License in Jersey City, NJ
Posted February 16th, 2016 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Criminal Defense.
Have you heard? You don’t necessarily have to be guilty of bad driving to lose your license. A driver’s license is considered a privilege in the State of New Jersey. License revocation is often used by the courts to punish those for deeds seemingly unrelated to getting behind the wheel. Some may actually be denied driving privileges before they have even qualified for a license. Learn the details here.
Failure to Pay Child Support
Are you up to date on child support payments? If the court has ordered you to pay child support and you have failed to do so, your driving privileges may be in jeopardy. According to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, your license will be automatically revoked if an arrest warrant is issued for outstanding child support payments. Even if an arrest warrant has not been issued, you risk suspension and revocation if you have failed to make payments within six months.
Remember Those Parking Tickets
Some people could wallpaper a room with the number of parking tickets they accumulate. As long as they are paid, there is no issue. (We do submit that it might be easier to carry a pocketful of change for meters.) In any case, your license can be suspended for failing to pay just one parking ticket. It is generally less expensive to pay the tickets on a timely basis.
In addition to failing to pay parking tickets, you can also lose your license for forgetting to make payments for traffic tickets, fines and surcharges.
Municipal Court Dates
Whether you were called into court for a traffic violation or a harassment charge, the court may suspend your driving privileges for failure to appear. The suspension may be the least of your problems. The court may issue a warrant for your arrest.
Allowing Someone Else to Drive Your Vehicle
Do you have a friend or family member whose license has been suspended or revoked? If you knowingly allow them to drive your vehicle, you can have your driving privileges suspended. The same is true if you decide to let someone else “borrow” your license.
Underage Possession/Consumption of Alcohol
According to New Jersey law, anyone under the age of 21 who is convicted of possession or consumption of alcohol while in a motor vehicle faces license suspension. The vehicle does not have to be operational at the time of the infringement. In addition, the individual does not even have to already have driving privileges in place.
Driving without a License is Serious Business
Driving without a license is serious business. If your license has been suspended or revoked for any reason, you need legal representation. At the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, we can help you regain your driving privileges. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal options.