In New Jersey, driving without insurance is an offense leading to serious consequences. The penalties are stated by the NJ Compulsory Motor Vehicle Insurance Law – N.J.S.A. 39:6B-1. Under this law, all cars on the road must have liability insurance. New Jersey’s Statute 39:6B-2 requires the owner to maintain insurance on the vehicle for a minimum of $15,000 to cover injury or death, $30,000 to cover any one accident and $5,000 for property damage.
Penalties for Driving Without Insurance in NJ
First Time Offenders- A first time offender will face license suspension for up to one year, with a minimum fine of $300 and a maximum of $1000. The judge might impose community service.
Second Time Offenders– If a second offense occurs, then mandatory penalties include, jail for 14 days, a fine between $500 and $5,000, 30 days of community service, license suspension for at least two years and a $250 DMV surcharge for three years.
Contact Traffic Offense Lawyer in Jersey City
When you are convicted of driving without car insurance, a traffic offense lawyer in Jersey City can help. Attorney Silberman has extensive experience defending clients accused of traffic violations in New Jersey. Call 201-273-7070 for a consultation.