If a proposed suspension notice from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (formerly known as the DMV) has arrived in your mailbox, you should contact a NJ DMV lawyer immediately. You only have a short time to request a hearing from the MVC.
A common reason to receive such a notice is if you have violated NJ’s probationary driving program. The letter will say: Scheduled Suspension Notice, and read as follows:
“Your New Jersey driving privilege is scheduled to be suspended as of DATE for 90, 120 or even more days. By authority of N.J.S.A. 39:3-10b, 39:5-30 and N.J.A.C. 13:19-10.1 et seq., Motor Vehicle Commission has scheduled the suspension of your New Jersey driving privilege because you committed the violation of the motor vehicle laws described below within a period of one year following the successful completion of a probationary driver program.
The notice will then list the date, location and nature of the offense.
You may accept this suspension or request a hearing. To accept this suspension or request a hearing. To accpt this suspension, sign the bottom part of this notice, detach, and return it to Motor Vehicle Commission with your current New Jersey driver license and restoration fee payment. Please use the enclosed envelope. A hearing request must be in writing and mailed before the above suspension effective date to: Motor Vehicle Commission, Hearing Unit, PO Box 166, Trenton, NJ 08666-0166. Enclose a copy of this notice.
Your request must specify all disputed material facts and legal issues you or your attorney intend to raise at a hearing and must present all arguments on those issues you wish the Commission to consider.