Driving without a valid license is a criminal offense in New Jersey and may lead to serious consequences. Driving without a license may mean that you have a driver’s license but it was not in your possession, or that you never applied for a license, or that your license has been cancelled, revoked or suspended by the authorities.
Under the New Jersey motor vehicle law, no person is allowed to drive a motor vehicle without a basic driver’s license or probationary driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. When a person is caught driving without a valid license, he or she may face serious penalties. Similarly, if a person has allowed an unlicensed driver to use his or her vehicle, that person may also face serious fines.
Penalties for Driving Without a License in NJ
Driving without a license in New Jersey may lead to the following fines and penalties:
- Driving with no prior license: May lead to a fine of up to $500 and imprisonment for up to 60 days. The person will be ineligible for a license for 180 days.
- Driving without a license with proof of a prior license: May lead to a fine of up to $500 and imprisonment for up to 60 days.
- Violating a restriction on a conditional license: May lead to a fine of up to $100 and imprisonment for up to 30 days.
- Lending your driver’s license: May lead to a fine of up to $500.
- Allowing an unlicensed driver to drive your vehicle: May lead to a fine of up to $500.
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