NJ License Suspension Laws

Avoid Having Your Driver’s License Suspended

Once a New Jersey driver has accumulated twelve (12) or more points on his or her driving record, the driver’s license will be suspended in accordance with the schedule below. The Chief Administrator may permit a driver facing suspension to attend a driver improvement program in an attempt to lessen the suspension period if good cause is shown. If you are facing driver’s license suspension as a result of a recent traffic violation, please contact Villani & DeLuca, P.C. at (732) 965-3350 for a free consultation to discuss your options.

License Suspension Laws in NJ:

13:19-10.2. Point accumulation: period of suspension. (a) The Chief Administrator shall, except for good cause, suspend a person’s license to operate a motor vehicle and/or motorized bicycle in accordance with the following schedule:

Points AccumulatedPeriod of Suspension
12 to 15 points in a period of two years or less30 days
16 to 18 points in a period of two years or less60 days
19 to 21 points in a period of two years or less90 days
22 to 24 points in a period of two years or less120 days
25 to 27 points in a period of two years or less150 days
28 or more points in a period of two years or lessnot less than 180 days
15 to 18 points in a period greater than two years30 days
19 to 22 points in a period greater than two years60 days
23 to 26 points in a period greater than two years90 days
27 to 30 points in a period greater than two years120 days
31 to 35 points in a period greater than two years150 days
36 or more points in a period greater than two yearsnot less than 180 days
12 to 14 points in a period greater than two years30 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b) For good cause shown, the Chief Administrator may in his or her discretion permit a person to attend a driver improvement program of the Motor Vehicle Commission in total or partial satisfaction of a period of suspension imposed under (a) above. In exercising his or her discretion, the Chief Administrator shall consider the person’s driving record, prior warnings or driver improvement program attendance, maturity and any other aggravating or mitigating factor.

Disclaimer: A copy of this statute has been provided for your information. This wording was current from the NJ website lis.njleg.state.nj.us as of August 2012.

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