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The Law In General for Unlicensed Driving in NJ: (39:3-10)

No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a public highway in New Jersey unless the person is under supervision while participating in a behind-the-wheel driving course or is in possession of a validated NJ permit, or a provisional, basic or CDL driver's license issued to him by this or any other state.


A person driving while unlicensed shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or up to 60 days jail, plus MVC surcharges.
If said unlicensed driver has never been licensed in this or any other state a minimum fine of $200.00 must be imposed by the court, or up to 60 days in jail, and the court shall issue an order to the motor vehicle commission requiring the MVC to refuse to issue a license to operate a motor vehicle to the person for a period of not less than 180 days, plus MVC surcharges of $100.00 each year for 3 years.

10 Reasons for Getting a NJ Unlicensed Driving Ticket:

You were never licensed to drive a motor vehicle

Your drivers license has expired

Your drivers license was suspended

Your not a legal immigrant (most common)

Your drivers license is for a different class of vehicle

You have stayed in the country for over 30 days on a tourist visa

You failed to pay a parking ticket

You failed to pay a traffic ticket

You moved from another state and failed to get a NJ license

You were driving with a permit from another state

Defenses for Unlicensed Driving Tickets

Unfortunately No affirmative defenses exist for an unlicensed driving ticket unless you had a valid drivers license. It is not up to the state to prove your were licensed it is up to you. That does not mean that our lawyers cannot help you as our head attorney H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq., has a 98%* success rate of winning, reducing or eliminating the penalties for an unlicensed driving ticket. But this does mean that you need the best lawyer to get the best result!

Lawyer's Commentary on the law of New Jersey regarding unlicensed driving: The law states that you must have a valid licenseor permit to drive. If fail to have a valid license and drive, you are an unlicensed driver, no exceptions. As stated above the penalties in New Jersey for driving while unlicensed are severe and can include up to 60 days in jail. It does not matter that your violation was simply forgetting to renew your license on time or take a vision test, the penalties are the same. Let me repeat, Even if your NJ Drivers License is simply expired because you forgot to renew it, you are legally unlicensed in NJ. This may seem like a small mistake, but the law in NJ is clear: If you choose to drive you must have a valid drivers license or permit. The lawyers at njsuspendedlicense.com each have a minimum of 15 years of experience helping keep drivers driving and Attorney H.Scott Aalsberg has 25+ years of experience. Our NJ Lawyers can help you reduce, win or eliminate the penalties for unlicensed driving charge even for our clients that are clearly guilty. But to win your NJ unlicensed driver ticket you must take the firststep and setup the free in office consultation by calling 1-800-9-RIGHTS. The call is free the advice will be priceless!

Related Violations to an Unlicensed Driving Ticket in NJ:

Lending driver’s license NJ 39:3-37.1(a):

Allowing unlicensed driver to drive NJ 39:3-37.1(b):

Careless Driving 39:4-97

Reckless Driving 39:4-96

Penalty: Fine of up to $500.

Penalty: Fine of up to $500

Penalty: Fine of up to $200, 2 MVC Points and up to 15 days in Jail

Penalty: Fine of up to $200 for first offense 5 MVC Points and or up to 60 Days in Jail

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