Motor Vehicle Hearings
If you received a letter from the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) with a scheduled suspension date, you have the right to request a Hearing. You do not have to accept this suspension! You have the right to challenge the Motor Vehicle Commission. I have successfully represented clients at the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to have their suspension eliminated or greatly reduced. Understanding the MVC’s concerns, and applying my knowledge and years of experience in these cases, has shown to benefit my clients.
What Should You Do?
The first key is to be granted a Hearing. The Motor Vehicle Commission does not necessarily need to grant you a Hearing. Knowing what to say is pivotal in the MVC’s decision of whether or not to schedule a Hearing. You will not be able to argue anything to the Motor Vehicle Commission if your Hearing request is denied. Attorneys who regularly practice in this area, have a much greater understanding of this process and will be more successful in scheduling a Hearing on your behalf.
Ideally, you would want to request a Hearing prior to any scheduled suspension. However, there are times when a client will contact me after the suspension has already taken effect. You still have the right to challenge your current suspension. Factual and legal arguments will then be provided to the Motor Vehicle Commission to explain why the current suspension, or proposed suspension, is unjust, excessive, unreasonable, contrary to New Jersey law and/or how the resulting suspension will cause a severe hardship on you, your livelihood and your family.
I have successfully appeared at the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), for many clients facing administrative suspensions, in both the Trenton and Paterson locations. During these Hearings, I will have the opportunity to speak with a Hearing Officer to advocate on your behalf concerning their proposed suspension. Following this, the Hearing Officer will render a decision which will typically be a counter offer. You will then have the right to accept or reject this “new offer.”
When should you begin?
As your driving privilege is at stake, getting started as soon as possible is only to your benefit. Continuing to drive with a suspended license will only make your current situation worse. Time is of the essence when dealing with a potential loss of license and the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC). For years, I have been helping clients with these exact type issues. I offer free consultations to discuss your situation and your driving history.
Your driving privilege is important to you, and is equally as important to me. I can help you reduce, or possibly even eliminate, your license suspension. Call me now at (732) 321-9100 so that I can begin working for you immediately.