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Can I get my license restored if there was no ticket given to me?

Paterson, NJ |

I was recently in a car accident in which I hit a tree because the passenger in my car was drunk and physically hit me while I was driving. The officer gave me back my license and other paperwork and told me to go home. I received a letter from NJMVC notifying me that my license was suspended at the time of the accident and that my license would be suspended for an additional 180 days. What can I do? I need my license to travel to and from work.

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You will have to attend hearing at NJMVC in Trenton and explain why you were driving on a suspended license. You may likely be able to reduce the length of the suspension depending on your circumstances and your driving record to date. If you found this response helpful, kindly consider showing your appreciation by marking it "BEST ANSWER" or "HELPFUL". Good luck.

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Great advice from Attorney Murray. Do not miss your hearting date.

Good luck.

DISCLAIMER: David J. McCormick is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and this answer is being provided for informational purposes only because the laws of your jurisdiction may differ. This answer based on general legal principles and is not intended for the purpose of providing specific legal advice or opinions. Under no circumstances does this answer constitute the establishment of an attorney-client relationship.


I agree with my colleagues.

Please be advised my answers to questions does not constitute legal advise and you should not rely on it, due to the fact that we have never met, I have not been aprised of the facts in you case nor have I reviewed any documents.


What are you suspended for in the first place. there are defenses such as notice that can be put forth at a hearing at MVC.

John Ducey

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