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 Accumulated||Period of Suspension|
|12 to 15 points in a period of two years or less||30 days|
|16 to 18 points in a period of two years or less||60 days|
|19 to 21 points in a period of two years or less||90 days|
|22 to 24 points in a period of two years or less||120 days|
|25 to 27 points in a period of two years or less||150 days|
|28 or more points in a period of two years or less||not less than 180 days|
|15 to 18 points in a period greater than two years||30 days|
|19 to 22 points in a period greater than two years||60 days|
|23 to 26 points in a period greater than two years||90 days|
|27 to 30 points in a period greater than two years||120 days|
|31 to 35 points in a period greater than two years||150 days|
|36 or more points in a period greater than two years||not less than 180 days|
|12 to 14 points in a period greater than two years||30 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.