Philadelphia, PA asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Jersey

Q: How can my husband keep being charged with a suspended license when he paid the restoration fees and surcharges?

My husband grew up in New Jersey and left when he was 16 . He never obtained a driver's license in this state, but had a non drivers ID His wallet was stolen when he was 15 that had is SSN card and a state non drivers id. Upon his father's death he came back to his childhood home. Since 2021 he has been pulled over numerous times for a suspended license but he has a valid new York license. He just got done paying all the fines and clearing his license. according to the DMV, his "license" he never obtained through the DMV is free and clear. Last night he was pulled over for a suspended license and was put in jail on a charge from 1998. He was released today without seeing the judge. I need to know how this keeps happening. How is it they say he has a license when he never legally obtained one, and how can he fight it if he gets pulled over again? Mantua, westville, deptford and woodstown has pulled him over. When does it classify as harassment?

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Michael A. Smolensky
Michael A. Smolensky
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cinnaminson, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: This is an important question, and the explanation I would like to offer is somewhat difficult to write here is all the necessary details. I would mention, however, that when anyone is issued a ticket a New Jersey, the Motor Vehicle Commission generates a license number for that person. To resolve the bigger issue involved here requires more information. Therefore, I would recommend contacting an attorney to discuss these details.

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