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Driving While Suspended

Driving While Suspended

Bergen County Suspended License Defense Attorney

If you get arrested for driving with a suspended license, you could face significant jail time. Driving while suspended is a serious offense in New Jersey, and a conviction can escalate a relatively simple municipal traffic case into a true criminal matter.

If you have been arrested for driving while suspended, seek legal assistance from an experienced Hackensack & Bergen County, New Jersey criminal defense lawyer. At Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC, we will explain your legal options and help you make a choice that has the best chance of minimizing negative consequences.

Reasons Your Driver's License Can Be Suspended

It is possible to get arrested for driving while suspended before you know your license has been suspended or revoked. Your driver's license can be suspended for a number of reasons, including failure to make a court appearance, failure to pay fines, failure to carry proof of insurance, and drug or alcohol use while driving.

Lack of knowledge that your driver's license was suspended is not generally a defense, but it may be relevant to your case. Our criminal defense lawyer will investigate all the circumstances of your case in order to determine the best way to proceed in order to protect your right to drive and your freedom.

Mr. Donahue is a former New Jersey prosecutor who understands the New Jersey criminal justice system from the inside out. We use our extensive knowledge of how police and prosecutors build cases against criminal defendants to help our clients minimize the negative consequences of arrests on charges such as driving while suspended.

Knowledgeable Bergen County Legal Counsel

Besides the possibility of jail time, you face a possible longer driver's license suspension term and fines. Do not decide to plead guilty to charges of driving while suspended without first seeking legal advice from experienced criminal defense lawyers in Bergen County.

Do you have questions about driving while suspended or other driver's license related issues? Make an appointment to talk privately with our criminal defense attorney at Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC. Call (201) 574-7919 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

We serve Northern New Jersey and assist clients in Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Union County, Morris County, Middlesex County, Hackensack, Paterson, Passaic, Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth, Morristown, Union City, Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, North Arlington, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Rutherford, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Wallington, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake, Wood-Ridge, Wyckoff and surrounding areas.

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Reviews & Testimonials

At Law Offices of Joseph R. Donahue, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

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Our Trial-Tested Approach

We always strive to put our clients in the best position possible, so our immediate goal is to obtain a case dismissal or acquittal. If this cannot be done, we seek to minimize the consequences by all legal means possible, perhaps by pursuing a plea agreement, which could include alternate sentencing that improves the impact on our client’s record. Our Bergen County criminal defense attorney is a resolute advocate who never hesitates to take a case to trial if we feel it is in the best interests of our client. No matter how complex your charges may be, we have the proven expertise and passion to help you achieve a positive outcome. Discover how we can help you today.