Brick is a bustling town with businesses, schools, sports complexes, and shopping plazas. However, Brick Township is spread out over several miles. It is difficult to navigate all that Brick Township has to offer without a driver’s license. For Brick residents who have had their driver’s licenses suspended, ignoring the risk and driving while suspended may seem worth it. However, New Jersey harshly punishes those with suspended driver’s licenses. In our state, driving with a suspended license is forbidden—no exceptions. Even if a Brick driver travels ten minutes to his job while his license is suspended, if he is caught he will be penalized. The various penalties under N.J.S.A. 39:3-40 change depending on the original reason for the license suspension. Penalties may also be enhanced if a driver committed his or her offense within a school zone. This means that if the driver committed his or her offense near Brick Township High School, Drum Point Road School, or Emma Havens Young School—even if school is not in session—they will face even harsher penalties.
A suspended license will create harsh burdens that affect the way you live your everyday life in Brick Township. If you were stopped by Brick law enforcement and have been charged with driving while suspended, you should speak with an experienced traffic defense attorney in the area. The traffic defense attorneys at Villani & DeLuca have extensive experience in defending driving while suspended charges in Brick.
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Second time offense:
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As mentioned, penalties for driving while suspended turn on the initial reason for the license suspension. In cases where the license suspension was due to a DWI offense, these above penalties are even more severe. When caught driving while suspended, a driver who was convicted of DWI will face up to two years of additional license suspension after their DWI suspension has ended. Additionally, this driver may have to serve between 10 and 90 days in jail.
If you are facing charges for driving while suspended, you will need a traffic offense attorney who is familiar with traffic law in Ocean County. The traffic defense lawyers at Villani & DeLuca have over 20 years of experience defending charges in Brick Township. The Villani & DeLuca office is even located within minutes of Brick Township.