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Driving While Your License is Suspended on LBI

Municipal SignWhen your driver’s license has been suspended it is illegal to drive in New Jersey under any circumstances.  A driver’s license may be suspended or revoked for numerous reasons.  If you have a certain number of points for traffic violations that have accumulated on your license, the license will be automatically suspended.  If you commit an offense such as driving while intoxicated (DWI) or reckless driving, your license also will be suspended for a period of time.  Additionally, the failure to pay motor vehicle surcharges, the nonpayment of child support or the failure to appear in court can all result in a license suspension in New Jersey.

Unfortunately, people still continue to drive while they have a suspended license and, if they get caught, their legal issues will be made far worse.  The penalties for driving with a suspended license on Long Beach Island can range from an extension of the suspension for up to six months to a period of jail time.  Therefore, if you have been charged with driving with a suspended license, you should contact an experienced Long Beach Township Municipal Court attorney immediately by calling Villani & DeLuca today for a free consultation.

Obtaining an Expungement of a Criminal Record in NJ

Expungement is a process that allows you to remove a period of criminal history in New Jersey. A person arrested or convicted of a indictable crime, disorderly persons offense, petty disorderly persons offense or municipal ordinance violation can have his or her record hidden so that no one will know that he or she has a “criminal record.” Expunging your criminal record can be very beneficial, as many employers now conduct background checks.

The expungement process can be a time consuming and frustrating process. Hiring an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney to process your expungement petition can save you time and future aggravation.  Call one of the experienced Long Beach Island, NJ lawyers at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. now for a free consultation to discuss your eligibility for an expungement.

Child Custody in Long Beach Township

One of the most significant aspects of a divorce is determining who will retain custody of the children after the marriage is over.  There are two different types of custody: legal and physical.  Legal custody is the right to make major decisions about your child, including decisions relating to medical care and where a child attends school.  Physical custody refers to who your child lives with on a daily basis.  Many times the parties to a divorce will end up sharing legal custody with one parent being granted primary physical custody.  When deciding with which parent a child should reside, courts will look at what is in the best interests of the child or children involved.  In Long Beach Township, parties to a divorce where child custody is an issue will need to show why their claim for a specific custody arrangement benefits the child or children involved.

In some instances, individuals other than a child’s parents may also seek custody of the child.  Generally, at least one of the child’s parents is entitled to custody unless there is clear and compelling evidence that both parents are unfit, in which case a judge may award custody to a relative or other individual or agency.  If you are going through a divorce with children involved, call today for a free consultation with a Long Beach Township divorce lawyer.

Experienced Long Beach Township Attorneys

The law firm of Villani & DeLuca represents clients throughout Monmouth County and Ocean County New Jersey in the practice areas of criminal defense, family law and DWI.  If you have a need for an attorney to assist you in a criminal matter, a divorce, child custody case or other family law matter, you should contact an experienced Long Beach Township attorney for a free consultation by calling 732-965-3350.