Lakewood, NJ asked in Uncategorized for New Jersey

Q: Unknown suspended liscense until pulled over by police

I had bought a new car in 2014 and unfort I could not keep up with payments so I need to volunteer to my repo my car. My car insurance ended in March of 2015 as per old ins co and lapsed till July when I turned in the plates (never drove car was out of work and did not receive notices) (possibly soon to be X husband threw out my mail) it lapsed 4 months. Fast fwd to 3 months ago I purchased a used car from a dealer, obtained insurance, registration, title and inspection. No problems or signs showing I had a suspension. Drove my car I have now, no problems with that but officer issued me a summons for suspended liscense and need to be in court. Should I pay my reinstatement fee first before going in? I need to get on the road again to get to my new job. What kind of fees would I be looking at from court? And why was there nothing said to me from DMV when I was personally there or the new insurance company? What is going to happen? I'm a little frightened not used to this. Thank you

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You need to retain counsel right away and have counsel contact the Court on your behalf and appear in Court with you. Good luck.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. agrees with this answer

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You need to get yourself a lawyer immediately, and yes you should restore your license. However, your excuse for being suspended will not work and if this is your first offense you face up to 6 months loss of your drivers license and if you drive during that suspension time you face jail and the further loss of your license, thus you need a lawyer NOW. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer free in office consultations take advantage of this.

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