Driving Without Insurance (Uninsured)
Every motor vehicle registered to operate in Brick or anywhere else in the state must be covered by a policy of insurance. If you are caught driving without insurance in Stafford or another town, there are serious penalties that must be imposed, including a mandatory driver's license suspension. It is certainly advisable for anyone charged with operating an uninsured car, truck or other vehicle in Berkeley, Lacey, Manchester, Toms River or another Ocean County municipality to retain an experienced traffic ticket defense lawyer. The eight attorneys at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall include former prosecutors in about 15 Ocean County towns, several of which have been previously mentioned. We also happen to possess over 100 years in practice combined. To speak to an attorney at our firm anytime 24/7, call (732) 286-6500.Driving Without Insurance in Ocean County
The violation known as driving without insurance is set forth at N.J.S.A. 39:6B-2. In order to convict you of this offense, the prosecutor in Jackson, Barnegat or another municipal court must establish several elements. He must establish, beyond reasonable doubt, that:
- A motor vehicle was operated on a public roadway in New Jersey;
- The car, truck or other vehicle was principally garaged in New Jersey;
- The defendant was the owner or operator of the vehicle; and
- There was no automobile or other liability insurance at the time of operation.
You will note that, unlike many criminal or traffic offenses, there is no requirement that a defendant have knowledge that the subject vehicle is uninsured.Penalties for Driving Without Automobile Insurance
The penalties that apply at the time of sentencing are severe under 39:6B-2. In fact, the period of suspension exceeds that for driving while intoxicated ("DWI"). The charge that follows sets forth the fines, community service, license suspension and jail for driving without insurance.
Second or Subsequent Offense
$300 to $1,000
Up to $5,000
To Be Set By Court
A no insurance violation clearly has the potential to result in serious penalties that even include a mandatory jail term for a second offense. A skilled attorney can be instrumental in helping you avoid a conviction and this is precisely what the defense team at Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall can provide. There are many defenses that we can pursue to help you avert the consequences of a conviction for driving an uninsured vehicle in Lakewood, Ocean Township, Little Egg Harbor, Eagleswood or elswhere in Ocean County. A lawyer is ready to explore all of the circumstances surrounding your driving without insurance charge and to formulate a plan to successfully defend you. Attorneys are available 24/7 at (732) 286-6500.
Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall, 250 Washington Street, Toms River, NJ 08753, defends clients charged with driving without insurance in Jackson, Berkeley, Lacey, Lakewood, Stafford, Manchester, Toms River, Barnegat, Ocean Township, Brick, Little Egg Harbor or Eagleswood.Other Helpful Traffic Ticket Resources