How to Remove Points From Your New Jersey License

May 13, 2013

In New Jersey, having points on your license can lead to insurance surcharges (at six points) and the suspension of your driving privileges (at twelve points). You should know how many points you currently have on your license.  You can check this by requesting a copy of your driving record from the NJDMV.

If you have accumulated points, you can remove them from your license in different ways.  In New Jersey, drivers who want to remove points from the license or have to complete a sentence related to a traffic offense can take programs to lessen the amount of points on their license and save them insurance costs and the possibility of state surcharge fees.

Driver Improvement Program

This program is often offered to drivers instead of a 30-day driver’s license suspension in cases where they have accrued between 12-14 points on their license in a two-year time period.  The program costs $150.  When a driver completes the program, up to three points can be removed from their driver’s license.  It should be noted that you can only receive a two point reduction once every five years.

Defensive Driving Program

A driver can get two points reduced from their driving record and often reduce their insurance costs by completing a defensive driving course.  However, it should be noted that an individual can only complete the defensive driving course once every five years.

In addition to the above-mentioned programs, drivers who do not receive a violation for a period of one year from the most recent traffic violation will have three points removed.

If you have been issued a traffic ticket and are facing points on your license, contact the Law Office of Randolph H. Wolf today.  We have been representing individuals in traffic and traffic-related criminal matters in New Jersey for almost 30 years. We will work to challenge evidence and the circumstances surrounding your stop and ticket in order to get your traffic ticket reduced or dismissed.  Contact us today at (732) 741-4448 to schedule a free, initial consultation.

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