How many points before you lose your license?
License suspensions in New Jersey have serious consequences.
If you get too many points on your license, your license may get suspended. However, you may be eligible to have points reduced by either waiting a period of time or enrolling in defensive driving course.
Traffic violations are not only expensive, but they raise your insurance premiums.
We’ve published this article to help answer many of your questions regarding license suspensions.
How are points deducted?
License suspensions work under a “point system”.
If you go one year (from the date of the most recent violation) without any points or violations, three points will be deducted from your license.
Once you order your driver history abstract, it is important to look at New Jersey’s Traffic violations “Point Schedule”.
Here you will be able to check the violations for your points. If there is a mistake and you don’t remember committing a certain NJ traffic violation, please call us.
How many points will suspend my driving privilege?
Every time you plead guilty or are convicted of a traffic violation, you may “get points”.
Whether or not you get points depends on the type of traffic violation.
Your driving privileges will be suspended once you accumulate 12 or more points on your license.
In order to reinstate your license, you will be required to pay a restoration fee of $100.00. In addition to paying a “restoration fee”, you may have to appear for a hearing. Part of getting your license back involves the successful completion of an MVC managed Driver Improvement Program. There is also a fee for this program.
If i lose my license, can i get a work license in new jersey?
Unfortunately, New Jersey is one of the few states that does not offer a work license.
If you are facing a DWI/DUI, it is very important to fight your case. Convictions for drunk driving carry heavy penalties and lengthy license suspensions.
Will a DWI affect my employment?
Our NJ Traffic violation lawyers have written an entire article on this subject.
Check it out: DWI Convictions Affect Employment In Limited Ways
points i already have?
If you’re unsure how many points you have on your license, you may request a certified copy of your driver history abstract (driver record) online, send a request through the mail; or you may visit a full-service motor vehicle agency.
We’ve made things easy for you.
Here’s the complete Application for Driver History Abstract (Form DO-21).
A $15 fee will apply for each record request.